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Paul Reichelt

Paul Reichelt
Born 29 March 1898
Died 15 July 1981(1981-07-15) (aged 83)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 299. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Reichelt (29 March 1898 – 15 July 1981) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and in the Bundeswehr. 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.

Awards and decorations


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

External links

  • Paul Reichelt @ Axis Biographical Research
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Commander of 299. Infanterie-Division
15 January 1944 – 13 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Preceded by
Brigadegeneral Willi Mantey
Commander of 1st Panzer Division (Bundeswehr)
1 April 1957 – 31 March 1959
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Burkhart Müller-Hillebrand

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