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Gerhard Engel

Gerhard Michael Engel
Gerhard Engel
Born 13 April 1906
Guben
Died 9 December 1976(1976-12-09) (aged 70)
Munich
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1925–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 12. Infanterie-Division
12. Volksgrenadier-Division
Infanterie-Division "Ulrich von Hutten"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gerhard Michael Engel (13 April 1906 – 9 December 1976) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions after serving as adjutant to Adolf Hitler. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Gerhard Engel was captured by American troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
    • Wehrmachtbericht reference 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
26 November 1944 In den bisherigen Kämpfen bei Aachen haben sich die 3. Panzergrenadierdivision unter Führung von Generalmajor Denkert und die 12. Volksgrenadierdivision unter Generalmajor Engel durch unerschütterliche Standhaftigkeit und hartnäckiges Zupacken bewährt.[5] In the recent fighting near Aachen, the 3rd Panzer Grenadier Division under the leadership of Major-General Denkert and 12th Volks Grenadier Division under Major-General Engel have proven themselves by showing unwavering steadfastness and persistent grab.

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 156.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 539.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 145.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 347.
Bibliography
  •  
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985.  

External links

  • "Gerhard Engel". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  • "Gerhard Engel". World War 2 Awards.com. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf Bamler
Commander of 12. Infanterie-Division
28 June 1944 – October 1944
Succeeded by
Renamed 12. Volksgrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 12. Infanterie-Division
Commander of 12. Volksgrenadier-Division
October 1944 – November 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Günther Rohr
Preceded by
Generalmajor Günther Rohr
Commander of 12. Volksgrenadier-Division
November 1944 – 1 January 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Langhäuser
Preceded by
Oberst Langhäuser
Commander of 12. Volksgrenadier-Division
27 March 1945 – 12 April 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Edmund Blaurock
Commander of Infanterie Division "Ulrich von Hutten"
13 April 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
None
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