Walter Herold

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Walter Herold
Born 10 August 1897
Weiden in der Oberpfalz
Died 28 November 1944(1944-11-28) (aged 47)
Bochnia, Poland
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–1944
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held 10. Panzergrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Herold (10 August 1897 – 28 November 1944) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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 Herold was killed on 28 November 1944 by partisans near Bochnia, Poland. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 185.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant August Schmidt
Commander of 10. Panzergrenadier-Division
30 September 1944 – 28 November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Alexander Vial