Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt

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Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt
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Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt
Born (1897-11-15)15 November 1897
Affalterbach
Died 15 January 1973(1973-01-15) (aged 75)
Öhringen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Police in Württemberg
Years of service 1915–20 (Heer)
1920–35 (Police)
1935–45 (Heer)
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 421
Grenadier-Regiment 421
98. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt (15 November 1897 – 15 January 1973) was a German Generalleutnant serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career[edit]

Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt joined the military service of the German Empire as a volunteer in the 5. Württembergisches Grenadier-Regiment "König Karl" Nr. 123 (5th Württemberg Infantry Regiment) of the 27. Division in 1916, with which he took part in World War I. Holding the rank of Leutnant (second lieutenant), he was discharged from military service in 1920 and joined the police force in the Weimar Republic. He returned to the military service in the Heer of the Wehrmacht as a Hauptmann (captain) on 1 November 1935.

Awards[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
10 September 1944 (Addendum) Die 98. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Generalmajor Reinhard hat sich in den schweren Abwehrkämpfen an der Adriaküste durch besondere Standhaftigkeit ausgezeichnet.[4] The 98th Infantry Division under leadership of Generalmajor Reinhard distinguished itself by showing exceptional firmness in the heavy defensive battles at the Adriatic coast.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 192.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 371.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 620.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 238.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • 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. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch – Zwernemann [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color III Radusch – Zwernemann] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-22-5. 
  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • 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
General der Infanterie Martin Gareis
Commander of 98th Infanterie-Division
1 February 1944 – 11 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Schiel