Walter Lichel

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Walter Lichel
Born 1 May 1885
Stolp, German Empire, modern Poland
Died 10 December 1969(1969-12-10) (aged 84)
Bärnau, Germany
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1903–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 3. Infanterie-Division
123. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Lichel (1 May 1885 – 10 December 1969) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Lichel was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 237.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Walter Petzel
Commander of 3. Infanterie-Division
11 October 1938 – 1 October 1940
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Paul Bader
Preceded by
None
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
5 October 1940 - 5 August 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch