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Knüppel, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
November 12th, 1902 (Succow an der Ihne/Pomerania, Germany)
Date of death:
September 26th, 1968 (Koblenz/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
October 1st, 1924: Fänrich;
September 1st, 1925: Oberfänrich;
December 1st, 1925: Leutnant;
August 1st, 1928: Oberleutnant;
September 1st, 1934: Hauptmann;
April 1st, 1940: Major;
March 1st, 1942: Oberstleutnant;
January 1st, 1943: Oberst im Generalstab (RDA: -89-);
May 1st, 1945: Generalmajor.

Career:
?: Infanterie-Regiment 8;
?: Chef, 5. Kompanie, Infanterie-Regiment 107;
August 26th, 1939: Ia, 246. Infanterie-Division;
April 21st, 1940: Ia, XXXXIII. Armeekorps;
December 23rd, 1942: Leiter Deutscher Verbindungsstab, 250. Infanterie-Division (spanische);
December 16th, 1943: Führerreserve OKH;
January 25th, 1944: Chef des Generalstabes, XXXVIII. Armeekorps/XXXVIII. Panzerkorps;
January 25th, 1945: Chef des Generalstabes, 4. Panzerarmee.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Ia, 246. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Ia, XXXXII. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Leiter Deutscher Verbindungsstab, 250. Infanterie-Division (spanische), Heer
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel to the General Staff)
Unit:
Leiter Deutscher Verbindungsstab, 250. Infanterie-Division (spanische)
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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