Alexander Conrady

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Alexander Conrady
Born (1903-07-16)16 July 1903
Neu-Ulm
Died 21 December 1983(1983-12-21) (aged 80)
Augsburg
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1923–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 118
36. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Alexander Conrady (16 July 1903 – 21 December 1983) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 36th Infantry Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Generalmajor Conrady was captured by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration and was held until 1954.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording English translation
9 February 1944 Bei den schweren Abwehrkämpfen zwischen Pripjet und Beresina haben sich die unter Führung des Generals der Artillerie Weidling kämpfende 36, und 134. Infanteriedivision unter den Eichenlaubträgern Oberst Conrady und Generalleutnant Schlemmer hervorragend bewährt.[5] In the heavy defensive battles between Pripyat and Berezina, have the divisions fighting under the command of General of Artillery Weidling's 36th, and 134th Infantry Division, under the Oak Leaves bearers Colonel Conrady and Lieutenant General Schlemmer, proved to be excellent.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas and Wegmann 1998, p. 93.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 75.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 131.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 30.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 4: C–Dow] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2534-8. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff
Commander of 36. Infanterie-Division
19 January 1944 – 1 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor August Well