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Kurt von der Chevallerie

Kurt Wilhelm Gustav Erdmann von der Chevallerie
Born 23 December 1891
Died 18 April 1945(1945-04-18) (aged 53)
disappeared near Kolberg
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 83. Infanterie-Division
99. leichte Infanterie-Division
LIX. Armeekorps
1. Armee

First World War
Second World War

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Relations Hellmut von der Chevallerie (brother)

Kurt Wilhelm Gustav Erdmann von der Chevallerie (23 December 1891 – missing as of 18 April 1945) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War who commanded the German 1st Army. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, which, especially its higher grade Oak Leaves, was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kurt von der Chevallerie was placed on the Führerreserve on 31 January 1945 and disappeared on 18 April 1945 near Kolberg.

On 18 December 1918, Chevallerie married Dorothea Zander (3 May 1895 – 14 October 1957) in Berlin. The couple had four children, one son, Hans-Rudolf (1919–1940), killed in action as a Lieutenant, and three daughters.

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  1. ^ a b c d Thomas (1997), p. 98
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Thomas and Wegmann (1998), p. 28
  3. ^ Fellgiebel (2000), p. 130
  4. ^ Fellgiebel (2000), p. 65

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1939 – 10 December 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alexander von Zülow
Preceded by
Commander of 99. leichte Infanterie-Division
10 December 1940 – October 1941
Succeeded by
Reclassified as 7. Gebirgs Division
Preceded by
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
20 January 1942 – 26 June 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Carl Hilpert
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
25 July 1942 – 17 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Erich Brandenberger
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Erich Brandenberger
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
15 March 1943 – 4 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Joachim Lemelsen
Commander of 1. Armee
4 June 1944 – 5 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff
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