Wolf-Dietrich von Xylander

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Wolf-Dietrich Ritter und Edler von Xylander
Born (1903-04-09)9 April 1903
Munich
Died 15 February 1945(1945-02-15) (aged 41)
Struppen
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1921–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Unit Army Group Centre
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wolf-Dietrich Ritter und Edler von Xylander[Notes 1] (9 April 1903 – 15 February 1945) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Wolf-Dietrich Ritter und Edler von Xylander was killed on 15 February 1945 in an airplane crash near Struppen, Germany. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 20 February 1945.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Ritter is a rank of nobility, not a first or middle name.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 368.
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 Otto Heidkämper
Chief of the General Staff of Army Group Center
January 1945 - 15 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Oldwig von Natzmer