Wolfgang Erdmann

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Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Erdmann
Born (1898-11-13)13 November 1898
Königsberg
Died 5 September 1946(1946-09-05) (aged 47)
Munster
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1916 - 1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1933)
Heer (1933-1938)
Luftwaffe (1938–1945)
Years of service 1916–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 18. Luftwaffen-Feld-Divisionen
Fallschirmjäger-Division Erdmann
7. Fallschirmjäger-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Erdmann[Notes 1] (13 November 1898  – 5 September 1946) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Fallschirmjäger 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. Wolfgang Erdmann was captured by British troops in May 1945 and committed suicide on 5 September 1946.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 53.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 147.
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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military. ISBN 978-0-88740-749-9. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Wolfgang von Chamier-Glisczinski
Fliegerführer Kroatien
26 August 1943 – 30 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Hagen
Preceded by
None
Commander of Fallschirmjäger-Division Erdmann
20 August 1944 – 8 October 1944
Succeeded by
Redesignated 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division
Preceded by
Previously Fallschirmjäger-Division Erdmann
Commander of 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division
9 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None