Richard Pellengahr

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Richard Pellengahr
Born 19 August 1883
Wiedenbrück
Died 9 October 1964 (1964-10-10) (aged 81)
Bielefeld
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1902–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 196. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Hubert Schulze-Pellengahr (cousin and German politician)

Richard Pellengahr (19 August 1883 – 9 October 1964) was a major general in the German Wehrmacht, commander of the 196th infantry division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 334.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of 196. Infanterie-Division
27 December 1939 – 1 March 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Friedrich Franek