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Walter Krüger (Heer general)

Walter Krüger
General der Panzertruppe Walter Krüger (center) and Oberst Heinrich-Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff (left)
Born 23 March 1892
Died 11 July 1973(1973-07-11) (aged 81)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 1. Panzer-Division
LVIII. Panzerkorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eugen Walter Krüger (23 March 1892 – 11 July 1973) was a highly decorated General der Panzertruppe in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the LVIII. Panzerkorps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Walther Krüger was captured in May 1945 by British troops and was later handed over to American forces. He was released in 1947.


  • 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
14 December 1943 Bei diesen Kämpfen haben sich die 1. thüringische Panzerdivision unter Generalleutnant Krüger und die brandenburgische 68. Infanteriedivision unter Oberst Scheuerpflug besonders bewährt.[4] In these battles, the 1st Thuringian Armored Division under Lieutenant General Krüger, and the 68th Brandenburg Infantry Division under Colonel Scheuerpflug have particularly proven themselves.


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 417.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 626.
  • 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 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 2, 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1943] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985.  

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Kirchner
Commander of 1. Panzer-Division
17 July 1941 - 31 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Richard Koll
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Commander of LVIII. Panzerkorps
10 February 1944 - 25 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Botsch
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