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von Herff, Maximilian b. April 17, 1893 d. September 6, 1945 German SS General. After completing school, he joined the army shortly before the outbreak of World War I. He was commissioned as Leutnant in 1914 and subsequently earned both classes of the Iron Cross. By the beginning of World War II, he had attained the rank of Oberstleutnant. When the war broke out, he commanded the Kampfgruppe von Herff in North Africa, where he saw extensive action. His service led to his receipt of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and promotion to Oberst. After being...[Read More] (Bio by: Eric B Stone) Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Cannock, Cannock Chase District, Staffordshire, England