Arnold Freiherr von Biegeleben

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Arnold Freiherr von Biegeleben
Born 16 April 1883
Hanover
Died 11 October 1940(1940-10-11) (aged 57)
Jullouville, France
Buried at La Cambe German war cemetery
(Block 47-grave 232)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1901–1940
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Arnold Christian Rüdiger Joseph Maria Freiherr von Biegeleben[a] (16 April 1883 – 11 October 1940) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 6. Infanterie-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Arnold Freiherr von Biegeleben died of a heart attack on 11 October 1940.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a title, translated as Baron, not a first or middle name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Thomas and Wegmann 1992, p. 19.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
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. 
  • 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 (1992). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 2: Bi–Bo [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 2: Bi–Bo] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1734-3. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Walter Kuntze
Commander of 6. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1938 - 11 October 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Helge Auleb