Wolfgang Lange (general)

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Wolfgang Lange
Born 1 June 1898
Tübingen
Died 10 February 1988(1988-02-10) (aged 89)
Gräfelfing
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Korps-Abteilung C
564. Volksgrenadier-Division
183. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wolfgang Lange (1 June 1898 – 10 February 1988) 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. Wolfgang Lange was captured on 15 April 1945 by American troops in the Ruhr Pocket. He was released in October 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 232.
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
Generalmajor Martin Ronicke
Commander of 339. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1943 – 15 November 1943
Succeeded by
Remnants formed into Korps-Abteilung C
Preceded by
Generalleutnant August Dettling
Commander of Korps-Abteilung C
15 November 1943 – April 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Gerhard Lindemann
Preceded by
Oberst Gerhard Lindemann
Commander of Korps-Abteilung C
1 June 1944 – 27 July 1944
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Formed from 564. Grenadier-Division
Commander of 564. Volksgrenadier-Division
1 September 1944 – 15 September 1944
Succeeded by
Absorbed into 183. Volksgrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Absorbed 564. Volksgrenadier-Division
Commander of 183. Volksgrenadier-Division
15 September 1944 – 25 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hinrich Warrelmann