August Wittmann

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August Wittmann
Born 20 July 1895
Munich
Died 29 March 1977(1977-03-29) (aged 81)
Glonn
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–20
1935–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Unit Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 95
3. Gebirgs Division
117. Jäger Division
1. Gebirgs Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

August Wittmann (20 July 1895 – 29 March 1977) was a 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.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 364.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 519.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 2, 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1943] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Egbert Picker
Commander of 3. Gebirgs Division
29 September 1943 – 3 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Klatt
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Karl von Le Suire
Commander of 117. Jäger Division
10 July 1944 – 10 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans Kreppel
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Josef Kübler
Commander of 1. Gebirgs Division
10 March 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None