2 February 1882|
|Died||28 June 1944
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Commands held||Seventh Army|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Born in 1882, Dollmann remained in the Reichswehr following service in World War I eventually commanding Mobilization District Wehrkreis IV by 1936. Promoted to generaloberst shortly after the start of World War II, Dollmann was given command of the German Seventh Army which he led during the six-week campaign against France. Assigned to occupation duty, Dollmann remained in France overseeing the defense of Brittany and Normandy in 1944. Expecting the Allied invasion in early June, Dollmann lowered the alert conditions after worsening weather conditions on June 4. Attending a map exercise during June 5–6, his command in Normandy took much of the early casualties during the initial Allied assault. Dollmann would continue to resist the Allied attack until his death on June 28, 1944, after learning he was going to be court martialed because of the fall of Cherbourg. Sources are not conclusive about the way Dollman died, some sources speak of a heart attack, others claim that he committed suicide by taking poison. He was succeeded by SS-Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser.
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (18 September 1914)
- 1st Class (21 February 1916)
- Bavarian Prinz-Regent-Luitpold Jubiläums-Medaille mit der Krone (1905)
- Military Merit Order (Bavaria) IV. Class with Swords (16 November 1914)
- Cross of Honor (21 December 1934)
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. to I. Class
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (11 December 1939)
- 1st Class (10 March 1940)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Reynolds, M: Steel Inferno, page 163. Dell Publishing, 1997.
- D'Este, C: Decision in Normandy, page 241-242. Penguin Books, 2004.
- Meyer, H: The 12th SS, page 425. Stackpole Books, 2005.
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- Harrison, George A., Cross-Channel Attack. The United States Army in World War II: The European Theater of Operations, 1951. Reprint, Washington, D.C., 1970.
- Ryan, Cornelius. The Longest Day, New York, 1949.
|Commander of 7. Armee
August 25, 1939 - June 28, 1944
Waffen SS General Paul Hausser
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