Kurt Röpke

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Kurt Röpke
Born 29 November 1896
Solingen
Died 21 July 1966(1966-07-21) (aged 69)
Göttingen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914 - 1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 320. Infanterie-Division
46. Infanterie Division
XXIX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Kurt Röpke (29 November 1896 – 21 July 1966) was a German general who commanded several divisions during World War II. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 220.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 294.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Postel
Commander of 320. Infanterie-Division
26 May 1943 – 20 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Postel
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Arthur Hauffe
Commander of 46. Infanterie-Division
20 August 1943 – 10 July 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Curt Ewrigmann
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Anton-Reichard Freiherr von Mauchenheim und Bechtolsheim
Commander of XXIX. Armeekorps
1 September 1944 – April 1945
Succeeded by
None