Georg Neuffer

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Georg Neuffer
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2005-0130, Trent Park Camp.jpg
Georg Neuffer, 2nd row standing 2nd from left
Born 18 April 1895
Steinbach in der Oberpfalz
Died 11 May 1977(1977-05-11) (aged 82)
Soest
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1933)
Heer (1933-1935)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 5. Flak-Division
20. Flak-Division (mot.)
Battles/wars

World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Georg Neuffer (18 April 1895 – 11 May 1977) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe 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. Georg Neuffer was captured by British troops in May 1943 following the surrender of German troops in North Africa. He was held until October 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 264.
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 Kurt Menzel
Commander of 5. Flak-Division
18 April 1942 – 11 November 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Julius Kuderna
Preceded by
None
Commander of 20. Flak-Division (mot.)
12 November 1942 – 10 May 1943
Succeeded by
Surrendered in May 1943