Peter Körte

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Peter Körte
Born 26 June 1896
Berlin
Died 13 January 1947(1947-01-13) (aged 50)
Bielefeld
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1921)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1921
1935-1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 246. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Peter Körte (26 June 1896 – 13 January 1947) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Peter Körte was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1946.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 205.

References[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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
Oberst Gerhard Wilck
Commander of 246. Volksgrenadier-Division
7 November 1944 – 2 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dr. Walter Kühn