Erwin Jollasse

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Erwin Jollasse
Born (1892-12-08)8 December 1892
Died 14 March 1987(1987-03-14) (aged 95)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1911–19
1933–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 9th Panzer Division
344. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erwin Jollasse (12 December 1892 – 8 March 1987) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Jollasse took command of the 9th Panzer Division on July 22, 1943 and held it until he was wounded in October, he later resumed command in November and held it to August 10, 1944, when he was wounded again. In late 1944 he was declared fit for limited service and was given a desk job at the Inspectorate of Panzer Troops. In March 1945 he was named to replace Maj. Gen Rudolf Goltzsch as commander of the 344. Volksgrenadier Division in Czechoslovakia, a command he held until April 30, 1945, when he and twenty-five other men broke out of the Soviet encirclement and eluded the Red and US Armies until June 8. He was released from prison on June 30, 1947, and died on March 14, 1987, in Tutzing.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 202.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mitcham, Samuel W. Jr. 2008."Panzer Commanders of the Western Front:German Tank Generals in WWII". Mechanicsburg PA, USA.StackPole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3507-0.
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Scheller
Commander of 9. Panzer-Division
22 July 1943 – 20 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dr. Johannes Schulz
Preceded by
Oberst Max Sperling
Commander of 9. Panzer-Division
28 November 1943 – 10 August 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Max Sperling