Karl Eglseer

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Karl Eglseer
Born 5 July 1890
Bad Ischl
Died 23 June 1944(1944-06-23) (aged 53)
near Rettenegg, Styria
Buried at St. Ruprecht Cemetery, Klagenfurt
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria–Hungary (to 1918)
Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1938 (Austria)
1938–1944 (Germany)
Rank Oberst (Austria)
General der Gebirgstruppe (Germany)
Commands held 4. Gebirgs-Division
114. Jäger-Division
XVIII. Gebirgs-Korps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Eglseer (5 July 1890 – 23 June 1944) was a highly decorated General der Gebirgstruppe in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XVIII. Gebirgs-Korps. 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. On June 23, 1944, a Junkers Ju 52 aircraft carrying Eglseer, General der Infanterie Thomas-Emil von Wickede, Generaloberst Eduard Dietl, Generalleutnant Franz Rossi and three other passengers crashed in the vicinity of the small village of Rettenegg, Styria; there were no survivors.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Austrian Republic
German Third Reich

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 143.
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
none
Commander of 4. Gebirgs-Division
23 October 1940 – 1 October 1941
Succeeded by
Oberst Karl Wintergerst
Preceded by
Oberst Karl Wintergerst
Commander of 4. Gebirgs-Division
November 1941 – 22 October 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Kreß
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Josef Reichert
Commander of 114th Jäger Division
20 February 1943 – 1 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alexander Bourquin
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Franz Böhme
Commander of XVIII Gerbirgskorps
10 December 1943 – 23 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hochbaum