Curt Gallenkamp

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Curt Gallenkamp
Born 17 February 1890
Wesel, German Empire
Died 13 April 1958(1958-04-13) (aged 68)
Wiesbaden, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1909–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 78th Infantry Division
LXXX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Kurt von Tippelskirch (brother in-law)

Curt Gallenkamp (17 February 1890 – 13 April 1958) was a German general (General of the Artillery) in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a convicted war criminal. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Gallenkamp surrendered to the British troops in May 1945. He was tried for war crimes for the deaths of British paratroops/commandos and an American pilot. He was sentenced to be hanged in 1947, but had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment and was released in 1952.

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 159.

References[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. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Fritz Brand
Commander of 78. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1939 – 29 September 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Emil Markgraf
Preceded by
None
Commander of LXXX. Armeekorps
27 May 1942 – 7 August 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Dr. Franz Beyer