"SS-Obergruppenführer Sepp Dietrich has decisively influenced the fighting in his sector through his independent initiative. By securing a bridgehead over the Aa canal at Watten (26.05.1940) he enabled a swift continuation of operations in the direction of Wormhout. More than that he particularly distinguished himself through his personal bravery and sincere comradely cooperation with the armored and motorized formations of the Heer, just as in Poland." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on July 4th, 1940.
“For his outstanding offensive achievements during the battle at the Sea of Azov and the capture of Rostov.” from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on December 31, 1941.
"For his leadership in the taking of Kharkov." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on March 14, 1943.
"Awarded for his achievements during the battle of Normandy, where he was able to keep the British-Canadian forces around Caen in check for two months of hard combat." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds citation, awarded on August 6, 1944.
A truly vial and deadly enemy,