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Ulrich Kleemann

Ulrich Kleemann
Born 23 March 1892
Died 1 January 1963
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–45
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 3. Schützen-Brigade
Sturm-Division "Rhodos"
90th Light Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ulrich Kleemann (23 March 1892 – 1 January 1963) was an officer in the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) during World War II.

Colonel (Oberst) Kleemann of the 3rd Motorized Infantry Brigade (3.Schützen-Brigade) was awarded a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 October 1941. He was awarded the Oak Leaves on 16 September 1943.

Brigadier-General (Generalmajor) Kleemann commanded the 90th Light Africa Division (90.Leichte Afrika-Division) in North Africa from 10 April 1942 to 13 July 1942 and from 10 August 1942 to 1 November 1942.

During the Dodecanese Campaign, Major-General (Generalleutnant) Kleemann commanded the 7,500-strong Assault Division "Rhodes" (Sturm-Division Rhodos) for the German assault on the Italian garrison of Rhodes.

From 27 November 1944 to 8 May 1945, Lieutenant-General (General der Panzertruppen) Kleeman commanded Tank Corps "Feldherrnhalle" on the Eastern Front. Kleeman's tank corps fought in Hungary and was ruinously involved with the Battle of Budapest.


  • Command history 1
  • Awards and decorations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Command history

  • 1938 to 1940 Commanding Officer, 3rd Motorized Infantry (Schützen) Regiment
  • 1940 to 1942 Commanding Officer, 3rd Motorized Infantry Brigade
  • 1942 to 1943 General Officer Commanding, 90th Light Africa Division, North Africa
  • 1943 to 1944 General Officer Commanding, Assault Division "Rhodes"
  • 1944 to 1945 General Officer Commanding, Tank Corps "Feldherrnhalle"

Awards and decorations

See also


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 258.
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2004). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe II Ihlefeld - Primozic [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color II Ihlefeld - Primozic] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite.  
  • 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.  

External links

  • Ulrich Kleemann @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ulrich Kleemann @ Axis Biographical Research at the Wayback Machine (archived January 17, 2011)
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Richard Veith
Commander of 90. Light Africa Division
April 29, 1942 – June 14, 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Werner Marcks
Preceded by
Generalmajor Günther Pape
Commander of Panzerkorps Feldherrnhalle
November 27, 1944 - May 8, 1945
Succeeded by
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