Kurt von der Chevallerie

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Kurt Wilhelm Gustav Erdmann von der Chevallerie
Born 23 December 1891
Berlin
Died 18 April 1945(1945-04-18) (aged 53)
disappeared near Kolberg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 83. Infanterie-Division
99. leichte Infanterie-Division
LIX. Armeekorps
1. Armee
Battles/wars

First World War
Second World War

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Relations Hellmut von der Chevallerie (brother)

Kurt Wilhelm Gustav Erdmann von der Chevallerie (23 December 1891 – missing as of 18 April 1945) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War who commanded the German 1st Army. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, which, especially its higher grade Oak Leaves, was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kurt von der Chevallerie was placed on the Führerreserve on 31 January 1945 and disappeared on 18 April 1945 near Kolberg.

On 18 December 1918, Chevallerie married Dorothea Zander (3 May 1895 – 14 October 1957) in Berlin. The couple had four children, one son, Hans-Rudolf (1919–1940), killed in action as a Lieutenant, and three daughters.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas (1997), p. 98
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Thomas and Wegmann (1998), p. 28
  3. ^ Fellgiebel (2000), p. 130
  4. ^ Fellgiebel (2000), p. 65
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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 4: C–Dow] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2534-8. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1939 – 10 December 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alexander von Zülow
Preceded by
none
Commander of 99. leichte Infanterie-Division
10 December 1940 – October 1941
Succeeded by
Reclassified as 7. Gebirgs Division
Preceded by
None
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
20 January 1942 – 26 June 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Carl Hilpert
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
25 July 1942 – 17 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Erich Brandenberger
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Erich Brandenberger
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
15 March 1943 – 4 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Joachim Lemelsen
Commander of 1. Armee
4 June 1944 – 5 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Otto von Knobelsdorff