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Karl Eibl

Karl Eibl
Born (1891-07-23)23 July 1891
Bad Goisern, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
Died 21 January 1943(1943-01-21) (aged 51)
near Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–43
Rank General der Infanterie (posthumously promoted)
Commands held 385. Infanterie Division

World War I
World War II

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

Karl Franz Eibl (23 July 1891 – 21 January 1943) was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Eibel was killed on 21 January 1943 at Nowy-Georgijewskija, northwest of Stalingrad, when some Italian soldiers mistook his command vehicle for a Russian armored car and blew it up with hand grenades.[1]


  • Awards 1
  • References 2
    • Citations 2.1
    • Bibliography 2.2
  • External links 3


Austro-Hungarian Empire and Austrian Republic
German Third Reich



  1. ^ Mitcham 2007, p. 89.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 148.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 290.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 170, 489.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 56.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 40.


  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). Rommel's Desert Commanders — The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941–42. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3510-9.
  • Frey, Gerhard; Herrmann, Hajo: Helden der Wehrmacht III - Unsterbliche deutsche Soldaten (in German). München, Germany: FZ-Verlag GmbH, 2007. ISBN 978-3-924309-82-4.

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