Carl Becker (general)

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Carl Becker
Born (1895-01-16)16 January 1895
Died 24 March 1966(1966-03-24) (aged 71)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 2nd Luftwaffe Field Division
253d Infantry Division
Battles/wars Prague Offensive
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Carl Becker (16 January 1895 – 24 March 1966) was a German general during World War II, who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Arning surrendered to the Red Army troops in the course of the Soviet Prague Offensive in 1945. Convicted in the Soviet Union as a war criminal, he was held until 1955.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 30.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 31.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 107.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.

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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Hellmuth Petzold
Commander of 2. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
1 January 1943 - 17 January 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Hellmuth Petzold
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Otto Schellert
Commander of 253. Infanterie-Division
18 January 1943 - 17 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Junck
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Junck
Commander of 253. Infanterie-Division
28 June 1944 - 5 May 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Joachim Schwatlogesterding