General of the Cavalry (Germany)

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For other states with the same rank, see General of the Cavalry.
General der Kavallerie
(General of cavalry)
Rank insignia of the Heer

General of the Cavalry (German: General der Kavallerie) was a General of the branch OF8-rank in the Imperial Army, the interwar Reichswehr, and the Wehrmacht. It was the second-highest General officer rank below Generaloberst. Artillery officers of equivalent rank were called General der Artillerie, and infantry officers of equivalent rank General der Infanterie. The Wehrmacht also created General der Panzertruppen (tank troops), General der Gebirgstruppen (mountain troops), General der Pioniere (engineers), General der Flieger (aviators), General der Fallschirmtruppen (parachute troops), and General der Nachrichtentruppen (communications troops)

junior rank
Generalleutnant
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(Ranks Wehrmacht)
General der Kavallerie
(General of the branch)
senior rank
Generaloberst

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Moritz von Bissing, appointed General of the Cavalry in 1902

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Erick-Oskar Hansen, General of the Cavalry during World War II

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Eberhard von Mackensen, appointed General of the Cavalry in 1940, was the son of August von Mackensen, another General of the Cavalry

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