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Engelbrecht, Erwin (WH-136.Infanterie-Division)

Date of birth:
November 12th, 1891 (Wildpark-Potsdam/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 8th, 1964 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Erwin Engelbrecht finally reached the rank of General der Artillerie.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 163.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1940
Awarded for his actions during the Norwegian campaign. In this time he and his Division beat back and eventually forced the surrender of the Norwegian forces located to the northwest of Oslo, and in doing so facilitated swift contact between the other German footholds in Norway. On the 30.04.1940 he accepted the surrender of the 4th Norwegian Brigade.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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