Gericke, Walter

Date of birth:
December 23rd, 1907 (Bilderlahe/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
October 19th, 1991 (Alsfeld/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Walter Gericke reached the rank of Oberstleutnant. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr reaching there the rank of Generalmajor.

Career:
?: Kommandeur II. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6;
?: Kommandeur Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 11;
?: 21. Fallschirmjäger-Division;
May 8th, 1945 - November 1946: Brits Krijgsgevangene;
?: Bundeswehr.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
IV. Bataillon, Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1, 7. Flieger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 11, 4. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1944
Details:
585th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1965
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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