Choltitz, von, Dietrich

Date of birth:
November 9th, 1894 (Wiese-Gräflich/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
November 5th, 1966 (Baden-Baden/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
August 1st, 1944: General der Infanterie.

Career:
1914: in service Armee;
February 1937 - September 1940: Kommandeur III./Infanterie-Regiment 16;
September 1940 - July 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 16;
?: 260.Infanterie-Division;
March 1943 - October 1943 Kommandeur 11. Panzer-Division;
October 1943 - March 1944: Kommandeur XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps;
April 1944 - June 1944: Führerreserve des OKH;
August 1st, 1944 - August 25th, 1944: Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber von Groß-Paris;
August 25th, 1944 - April 1947: American POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Infanterie-Regiment 16
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1941
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 16
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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