Wittkopf, Heinrich

Date of birth:
August 15th, 1892 (Hildesheim/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
February 12th, 1946 (Oostend, Belgium)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Lommel
Plot: 62. Grave: 197.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich Wittkopf finally reached the rank of Generalmajor as Kommmandant Greifswald, Pommerania. He died at Oostende, Belgium in British imprisonment on 12th February 1946.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 530
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 530
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Beyerlein sammlung
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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