General der Nachrichtentruppe

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General der Nachrichtentruppe (Literally: General of the Communications Troops) was a rank of German Army General introduced by the Wehrmacht in 1940.

The rank was equivalent to the long established General der Kavallerie, General der Artillerie and General der Infanterie. The Wehrmacht also introduced General der Gebirgstruppe (mountain troops), General der Pioniere (engineers), General der Flieger (aviators), General der Fallschirmtruppe (parachute troops) and General der Panzertruppe (armored troops).

Only two officers held the rank; Erich Fellgiebel (1886-1944) from 1 August 1940 until his dismissal following the July 20 plot assassination attempt and Albert Praun (1894-1975) who was appointed on 1 October 1944 and served until he was taken into captivity in May 1945.

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