Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller

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Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller
Born 28 March 1896
Deutsch Krone
Died 19 October 1981(1981-10-19) (aged 85)
Hanover
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1921)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1921
1934–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Unit Panzergrenadier-Regiment 7
Commands held Panzer-Grenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller (28 March 1896 – 19 October 1981) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller was captured by Soviet forces during the Mogilev Offensive in June 1944 and was held until October 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 333.
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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (2010). Panzer-Grenadier Aces German Mechanized Infantrymen in WWII. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-0656-8
  • 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Albert Henze
Commander of Panzer-Grenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle
3 April 1944 – 8 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Günther Pape