Georg Pfeiffer

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Dr. Georg Pfeiffer
Born (1890-05-05)5 May 1890
Wendessen bei Wolfenbüttel
Died 28 June 1944(1944-06-28) (aged 54)
Mogilev
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1920
1935–1944
Rank Rank insignia of General of the Wehrmacht.svg General der Artillerie
Commands held 94. Infanterie-Division
306. Infanterie-Division
VI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Dr. Georg Pfeiffer (5 May 1890 – 28 June 1944) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the VI. Armeekorps. 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 Pfeiffer was killed on 28 June 1944 at Mogilev during Operation Bagration.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
3 July 1944 In den schweren Abwehrkämpfen fanden die Kommandierenden Generale, General der Artillerie Martinek und General der Artillerie Pfeiffer sowie Generalleutnant Schünemann, an der Spitze ihrer Korps kämpfend, getreu ihrem Fahneneid, den Heldentod.[2] During the heavy defensive fighting, the corps commanders, General of Artillery Martinek and General of Artillery Pfeiffer as well as Lieutenant General Schünemann, found true to their oath of allegiance, a heroic death at the head of their fighting corps.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 275.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 148.
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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Helmuth Volkmann
Commander of 94. Infanterie-Division
21 August 1940 - 29 January 1943
Succeeded by
Destroyed at Stalingrad
Preceded by
Reconstituted after Stalingrad
Commander of 94. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1943 - 2 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Bernhard Steinmetz
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans Jordan
Commander of VI. Armeekorps
20 May 1944 - 28 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Helmuth Weidling