Dethleffsen, Erich

    Date of birth:
    August 2nd, 1904 (Kiel/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
    Date of death:
    July 4th, 1980 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    March 1st, 1943: Oberst;
    November 9th, 1944: Generalmajor.

    Career:
    1923: Reichswehr;
    February 15th, 1941 - November 1st, 1941: Ia, LVI. Armeekorps;
    January 10th, 1942 - February 5th, 1942: Ia, 330. Infanterie-Division;
    February 6th, 1942 - August 30th, 1942: Führerreserve, OKH;
    August 30th, 1942 - June 9th, 1943: Lehrer für Taktik, Kriegsakademie;
    June 10th, 1943 - May 4th, 1944: Chef des Stabes, XXXIV. Panzerkorps;
    May 5th, 1944 - February 15th, 1945: Chef des Stabes, 4. Armee;
    March 23rd, 1945 - April 30th, 1945: Chef der Operationsgruppe, Wehrmachts-Operationsstab, OKW;
    May 23rd, 1945 - March 31st, 1948: British POW.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 1st, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 14th, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Lieutenant-colonel to the General Staff)
    Unit:
    330. Infanterie-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    May 1st, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel to the General Staff)
    Unit:
    Chef des Generalstabes, XXXIX. Panzerkorps, Heer
    Awarded on:
    December 23rd, 1943
    Details:
    Submitted on November 24th 1943.
    Preliminary document and decoration on December 31st 1943 to AOK 4.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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