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Gaedcke, Heinrich

Date of birth:
January 16th, 1895 (Gruden/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
December 21st, 1992 (Waldesch/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


During the Second World War he reached the rank of Generalmajor and served after the war with the Bundeswehr, where he finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Major im Generalstab
Stab / 25.Infanterie-Division (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Second World War (1939-1945)
Oberst im Generalstab
Chef Generalstab XI.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv IV/2008, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Dezember 2008, ISSN 1866-4709
    - Gubener Zeitung 10 Mai 1944