Edgar Röhricht

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Edgar Röhricht
Born (1892-06-16)16 June 1892
Liebau
Died 11 February 1967(1967-02-11) (aged 74)
Heilbronn
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–20
1935–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 95. Infanterie-Division
XX. Armeekorps
LIX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Edgar Röhricht (16 June 1892 – 11 February 1967) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the LIX. corps. 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. Edgar Röhricht was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Wikipedia lists 15 April 1944 as the date that Edgar Röhricht was awarded his Knight's Cross, Fellgiebel and Lexikon der Wehrmacht list it as 15 May 1944.

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 294.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Edward Aldrian
Commander of 95. Infanterie-Division
3 October 1942 – September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gustav Gihr
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Rudolf Freiherr von Roman
Commander of XX. Armeekorps
December 1943 – January 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Rudolf Freiherr von Roman
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
21 March 1944 – 2 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
10 June 1944 – 29 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Tresckow