- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Stoßtruppführer 2. / SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung / SS-Verfügungs-Division / XXXXI.Armee-Korps
- Awarded on:
- September 4th, 1940
Vogt's Knight's Cross recommendation reads as follows...
"SS-Obersturmführer Vogt was an officer in the SS V Division's Aufklärungs-Abteilung. He distinguished himself during the Polish campaion as Platoon Leader of a Motorcycle Infantry Platoon. He was the first in his Battalion to receive the Iron Cross Second Class and recommendation for the Iron Cross First Class for various reconnaissance actions.
At the start of the great battle for France. his assault force received the mission of capturing and holding a bridge across the Maas-Waal Canal. Although the bridge was destroyed, he carried out his mission with daring and great success. He succeeded in reaching the enemy occupied bank with four men. Despite being wounded, he rolled up many bunker positions and caused soldiers in neighboring positions to surrender. This successful endeavor enabled the following units of a machine gun Battalion to cross the canal. An additional result was that the Dutch had to give up their heavily fortified bunker positions along the canal. In the days that followed, Vogt led over twenty additional patrols that made contact with the enemy. These were also very successful. Award of the Iron Cross First Class and subsequent promotion to SS-Obersturmführer for bravery in the face of the enemy were the exterior symbols of this recognition."