Egbert Picker

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Egbert Martin Picker
Born 15 February 1895
Nuremberg
Died 27 March 1960(1960-03-27) (aged 65)
Ingolstadt
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 3. Gebirgs-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Egbert Martin Picker (15 February 1895 – 27 March 1960) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Egbert Picker was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 276.

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. 
  • 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
General der Gebirgstruppe Hans Kreysing
Commander of 3. Gebirgs-Division
August 10, 1943 - August 26, 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Siegfried Rasp
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Siegfried Rasp
Commander of 3. Gebirgs-Division
September 10, 1943 - September 29, 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant August Wittmann