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Conrad, Gerhard (WL-Generalleutnant)

Date of birth:
April 21st, 1895 (Pregelmühle/Alsleben/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
May 28th, 1982 (Ruhpolding/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Gerhard Conrad finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Kommodore, Kampfgruppe zur besonderen Verwendung 2, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
The following wartime excerpt describes why Conrad was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Oberst Gerhard Conrad, commander of a Transportgruppe, has demonstrated considerable merit whilst leading his formation. He played a major role in the preparation and execution of his unit’s operations all while showing great personal bravery throughout all stages of the air landing mission.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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