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Wilhelm Stemmermann

Wilhelm Stemmermann
Born (1888-10-23)23 October 1888
Rastatt, Grand Duchy of Baden
Died 18 February 1944(1944-02-18) (aged 55)
Cherkassy, Ukraine
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–44
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 296. Infanterie-Division
XI. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

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

Wilhelm Stemmermann (23 October 1888 – 18 February 1944) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XI Armeekorps. 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. Wilhelm Stemmermann was killed 18 February 1944 while attempting to breakout of the Battle of the Korsun–Cherkassy Pocket, he was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 333.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 296. Infanterie-Division
5 February 1940 – 1 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Krischer Edler von Wehregg
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Erhard Raus
Commander of XI. Armeekorps
5 December 1943 – 18 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
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