List, Siegmund Wilhelm Walther

Date of birth:
May 14th, 1880 (Oberkirchberg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 17th, 1971 (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 14.Armee
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Action:
List commanded the German 14. Armee during the invasion of Poland, attacking out of Slovakia on both sides of the Tatra mountains. Near the end of the campaign, in heavy fighting his Armee repelled all Polish attempts to breakthrough to the southeast via Lemberg, taking 64000 Polish soldiers prisoner in the process. For this leadership achievement List would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1939
Action:
signed by generaloberst von Rundstedt
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1939
Action:
signed by Generaloberst von Rundstedt
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1917
Action:
with swords
doc signed by Kanitz
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1914
Action:
with swords
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Ritter zum Friedrichs-Orden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber der Heeresgruppe 5
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1939
Action:
signed by Staatsminister Meissner
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1939
Action:
signed by Staatsminister Meissner
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandeur IV. AK
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Action:
signed by Oberst Olbricht
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber der Heeresgruppe 5
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1939
Action:
signed by the Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres v. Brauchitsch
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht mit Eichenlaub Sonderklasse, 40 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1940
War Victory Cross Order 1st Class with Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1942
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1938
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Cavaliere della Croce Grande
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1918
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1918
Militärverdienstkreuz II. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1918
Action:
with crown and swords
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1917
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse

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