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Schwerin, Graf von, Gerhard Helmuth Detloff "Gerd"

Date of birth:
June 23rd, 1899 (Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
October 29th, 1980 (Rottach-Egern/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Luitenant-kolonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Luitenant-kolonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 76 (motorisiert) / 20.Infanterie-Division / XXXIX.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1942
Details:
803rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 16. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert) / XXIX.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Details:
240th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
16. Panzergrenadier-Division
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
16.Panzergrenadier-Division
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1943
Details:
41st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Axis Biographical Research
  • Photo: Axis Biographical Research
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Kursietis, Andris J., The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945, Aspekt, The Netherlands, 1999
    - Guderian, H. G., From Normandy to the Ruhr – With the 116th Panzer Division in World War II, The Aberjona Press, Bedford, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2001
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - WaffenHQ.de
    - de.Wikipedia.org

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