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Pfeiffer, Georg

    Date of birth:
    May 5th, 1890 (Wendessen/Braunschweig, Germany)
    Date of death:
    June 28th, 1944 (Mogilev an der Beresina, USSR)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Son of the sugar factory director Dr. Karl Jean Pfeiffer.

    Promotions:
    August 1st, 1936: Oberst;
    June 1st, 1940: Generalmajor;
    June 1st, 1942: Generalleutnant;
    May 1st, 1944: General der Artillerie.

    Career:
    1909: Joined the Army, Officer
    1920 - 1935: Police
    October 1st, 1939: Transfer to the Wehrmacht;
    October 1st, 1939 - 1940 Arko 105;
    September 1st, 1940 - 1942: Kommandeur, 94. Infanterie-Division;
    January 29th, 1943 - February 28th, 1943: Kommandeur, 306. Infanterie-Division;
    March 1st, 1943 - January 2nd, 1944: Kommandeur, 94. Infanterie-Division;
    May 20th, 1944 - June 28th, 1944: Kommandierender General, VI. Armeekorps.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalmajor (Brigadier)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, 94. Infanterie-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    January 16th, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalleutnant (Major-general)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, 94. Infanterie-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    January 15th, 1943
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    July 3rd, 1944
    Action:
    During the heavy defensive fighting, the corps commanders, General of Artillery Martinek and General of Artillery Pfeiffer as well as Lieutenant General Schünemann, found true to their oath of allegiance, a heroic death at the head of their fighting corps.
    Wehrmachtbericht

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