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Blumentritt, Günther

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1892 (Munich, Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
October 12th, 1967 (Marburg, Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
Ia im Stab der Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Kolonel)
Unit:
Ia im Stab der Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst in Generalstab (Colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes der 4. Armee
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes der 4. Armee
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes Heeresgruppe D
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1944
During the first four months of the Allied invasion General der Infanterie Blumentritt particularly distinguished himself by his outstanding planning and leadership achievements, which were accomplished in the frequent absence of his commander and under very difficult command circumstances.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Unit:
Mit der Führung beauftragt 25.Armee
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his achievements while commanding the 25. Armee.
741st Award.

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