Günther Krappe

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Günther Krappe
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-263-1598-04, Frankreich, Rommel, "Indische Legion".jpg
Hermann Meyer-Rabingen (right) inspecting the Indian Legion with Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel (center) and Generalleutnant Günther Krappe (left).
Born (1893-04-13)13 April 1893
Schilde, district Dramburg
Died 31 December 1981(1981-12-31) (aged 88)
Altena
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912-1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 61. Infanterie-Division
Generalkommando X. SS-Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Krappe (13 April 1893 – 31 December 1981) was a German officer in the Second World War. He commanded the 61st Infantry Division.

Promotions[edit]

Career[edit]

Entered Army Service (25 September 1912)
Fahnenjunker in the 34th Fusilier-Regiment (25 September 1912–1914)
Platoon & Company Leader (1914–1918)
Transferred into the 4th Reichswehr-Infantry-Regiment (1 October 1919–1922)
Adjutant of II. Battalion of the 4th Infantry-Regiment (1922–1 June 1926)
Company-Chief in the 4th Infantry-Regiment (1 June 1926–1 October 1930)
Chief Intelligence Officer (Ic) in the Staff of the 2nd Division (1 October 1930–1 October 1935)
Commander of II. Battalion of the 59th Infantry-Regiment (1 October 1935–1 October 1937)
Commander of III. Battalion of the 73rd Infantry-Regiment (1 October 1937–1 July 1939)
Commander of the 1st Supplemental-Regiment, Danzig (1 July 1939–1 October 1939)
Military-Attaché in Budapest (1 October 1939–30 April 1941)
Military-Attaché in Madrid (1 October 1941–1 December 1942)
Führer-Reserve OKH (1 December 1942–18 January 1943)
Division-Leader-Course, Panzer Troop School Wünsdorf (18 January 1943–12 February 1943)
Delegated with the Leadership of the 61st Infantry Division (12 February 1943–1 May 1943)
Commander of the 61st Infantry-Division (1 May 1943–11 December 1944)
Führer-Reserve OKH (15 December 1944–10 February 1945)
Course for Commanding Generals (4 November 1944–31 January 1945)
Delegated with the Leadership of X. Waffen SS-Corps der SS (10 February 1945–6 March 1945)
In Soviet captivity (6 March 1945–1 March 1949)
Released (1 March 1949)

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 272.
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 Werner Hühner
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
February 1943 – April 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generalleutant Gottfried Weber
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
May 1943 – December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Joachim Albrecht von Blücher
Preceded by
Generalmajor Joachim Albrecht von Blücher
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
February 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
none