Wilhelm von Lengerke

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Wilhelm von Lengerke
Born 17 June 1894
Salchow
Died 26 August 1942(1942-08-26) (aged 48)
Stalingrad, Russia
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1922)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1922
1934–1942
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm von Lengerke (17 June 1894 – 26 August 1942) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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 von Lengerke was killed 26 August 1942 during the Battle of Stalingrad. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 236.

References[edit]

  • 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
Previously Reiter-Regiment 1
Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21
3 December 1941 – 26 August 1942
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Vollrath von Hellermann