Xylander, Ritter von, Wolfdietrich

Date of birth:
April 9th, 1903 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 15th, 1945 (Struppin-Pirna/Saxony, Germany)
Buried on:
War Cemetery München
Row: 100. Grave: 14.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Was killed in an airplane crash on February 15th, 1945.

Promotions:
June 1st, 1934: Hauptmann (RDA: June 1st, 1934 - 23);
May 1st, 1940: Major (as from March 1st, 1939, RDA: October 1st, 1938 - 25a).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant im Generalstab
Unit:
Armeeoberkommando 2
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Chef der Generalstab Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1945
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - 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