Walter Assmann

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Dr. med.dent.
Walter Karl Friedrich Assmann
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Born (1896-07-22)22 July 1896
Mühlhausen, Province of Saxony
Died 1 May 1964(1964-05-01) (aged 67)
Offenbach am Main
Allegiance
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
1934-1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 101. Jäger Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. med. dent. Walter Karl Friedrich Assmann[Notes 1] (22 July 1896 – 1 May 1964) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 101. Jäger Division. 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. Walter Assmann was captured by American troops in 1945 and held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Medical Dentistry is abbreviated as Dr. med. dent. (Doctor medicinae dentariae).

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 18.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 101.
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. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Emil Vogel
Commander of 101. Jäger-Division
12 July 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none