Georg von Plettenberg

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Georg Graf von Plettenberg
Born 11 july 1918
Haus Alst, Krs Steinfurt
Died 29 July 1980(1980-07-29) (aged 62)
Dortmund
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937 – 1945
1956 – 1974
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held schwere Kavallerie-Abteilung 4
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Georg Graf von Plettenberg[a] (11 July 1918 – 29 July 1980) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Georg Graf von Plettenberg was captured in May 1945 by Allied troops and was held until 1946. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1974.

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Footnotes[edit]

  • a Regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 160.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 278.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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