Wilhelm Behrens

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Wilhelm Behrens
Born (1888-08-23)23 August 1888
Berlin
Died 15 August 1968(1968-08-15) (aged 79)
Lotte
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–44
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 106
328. Infanterie-Division
Division Nr. 193
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Behrens (23 August 1888 – 15 August 1968) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Wilhelm Behrens was discharged from active service in 1944, in 1946 he was taken by the Red Army and held until 1949.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnat Albert Fett
Commander of 328. Infanterie-Division
30 December 1941 - 10 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Tresckow
Preceded by
Generalmajor Paul Löhning
Commander of Division Nr. 193
1 June 1942 - 1 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Eckkard von Geyso