Carl Püchler

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Carl Püchler
Born (1894-05-13)13 May 1894
Bad Warmbrunn
Died 5 February 1949(1949-02-05) (aged 54)
Heilbronn
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 257. Infanterie-Division
XXXIX. Panzer-Korps
LXVII. Armeekorps
LXXXVI. Armeekorps
LXXIV. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Carl Püchler (13 May 1894 – 5 February 1949) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 282.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Gümbel
Commander of 257. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1942 – 5 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Anton Reichard Freiherr von Mauchenheim-von Bechtoldsheim
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Robert Martinek
Commander of XXXIX.Panzerkorps
13 November 1943 – 18 April 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Robert Martinek
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walther Fischer von Weikersthal
Commander of LXVII. Armeekorps
24 July 1944 – 25 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Otto Sponheimer
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Schack
Commander of LXVII. Armeekorps
28 October 1944 – 30 November 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Felix Schwalbe
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans von Obstfelder
Commander of LXXXVI. Armeekorps
30 November 1944 – 16 December 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Erich Straube
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Erich Straube
Commander of LXXIV. Armeekorps
16 December 1944 – 16 April 1945
Succeeded by
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