Ferdinand Jodl in 1926
|Born||28 November 1896|
Landau, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
|Died||9 June 1956 (aged 59)|
Essen, West Germany
|Allegiance|| German Empire|
|Rank||General der Gebirgstruppe|
|Commands held||XIX Mountain Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
|Relations||Alfred Jodl (brother)|
Ferdinand Alfred Friedrich Jodl (28 November 1896 – 9 June 1956) was a German general during World War II who commanded the Mountain Corps Norway during the Petsamo–Kirkenes Offensive. He was the younger brother of Alfred Jodl, Chief of the Operations Staff of the OKW.
Life and career
Ferdinand Jodl entered the German Army in August 1914 as an ensign, serving as a Lieutenant in a Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment from 1915 until the end of World War I. He remained in the army after 1918, becoming a general staff officer. In this capacity he served with XII Corps in the early part of World War II, then moving to XXXXIX Mountain Corps. From 1942 he served in Finland and North Norway, first as chief of staff of the 20th Mountain Army, then as commander of the XIX Mountain Corps, receiving the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his command of this corps in January 1945. He ended the war as commander of German forces in North Norway, grouped under the name Army Detachment Narvik, having attained the rank of General of Mountain Troops.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 January 1945 as General der Gebirgstruppe and commander of XIX. Gebirgskorps
- 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.
- Lucas, James (1980). Alpine Elite: German Mountain Troops of World War II. Jane's Publishing. ISBN 0531037134.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
General der Gebirgstruppe Georg Ritter von Hengl
| Commander of XIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
15 May 1944 – 8 May 1945