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Paul Reichelt

Paul Reichelt
Born 29 March 1898
Neusalza-Spremberg
Died 15 July 1981(1981-07-15) (aged 83)
Munich
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1915–1945
1957–1962
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 299. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

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

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • 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 Awards.com
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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