Heinrich Baron von Behr

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Heinrich Alexander Ferdinand Baron von Behr
Born 26 June 1902
Roennen
Died 14 August 1983(1983-08-14) (aged 81)
Bonn
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1919–1945
1956–1962
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 90. Panzer-Grenadier-Division (Wehrmacht)
5. Panzer-Division (Bundeswehr)
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich Alexander Ferdinand Baron von Behr[Notes 1] (26 June 1902 – 14 August 1983) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II and later a Generalmajor 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. Heinrich Baron von Behr was captured by British troops in April 1945 and was held until 1947. He later joined the Bundeswehr and served until 1962.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Baron was a title, translated as , not a first or middle name. Before 1919 preceding the first name, former titles are with people alive after 1919 dependent parts of the surname, thus preceding the main surname and not to be translated.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 37.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gerhard von Schwerin
Commander of 90. Panzer-Grenadier-Division
1 April 1945 - 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
None
Commander of 5. Panzer-Division (Bundeswehr)
1 October 1956 – 7 December 1959
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Günther Pape