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Diestel, Erich

Date of birth:
November 8th, 1892 (Deutsch Eylau/Westprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 3rd, 1973 (Bad Wiessee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Promotions:
August 1st, 1942: Generalmajor;
August 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1912: Armee;
1933 - 1935: Lehrer Infanterieschule Dresden;
1935 - 1937: Lehrer Kriegsschule Dresden;
October 12th, 1937 - January 14th, 1940: Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 68;
January 15th, 1940 - April 15th, 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 188;
April 15th, 1942 - August 31st, 1942: Kommandeur 101. Jäger-Division;
September 20th, 1942 - October 16th, 1944: Kommandeur 346. Infanterie-Division;
November 18th, 1944 - March 23rd, 1945: Kommandeur Divisionsstab z.b.V. 331;
March 23rd, 1945 - 9 april 1945: Kommandeur Korps Diestel, 25. Armee "Festung Holland";
April 10th, 1945 - May 1945: Beauftragt mit der Führung der Armeeabteilung Kleffel ( 25.Armee "Festung Holland")
May 1945 - 1947: POW.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 188, 68. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 346. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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