Gerd-Paul von Below
|Gerd-Paul Valerian Georg Heinrich von Below|
|Born||30 November 1892|
|Died||8 December 1953
Voikovo prison camp
|Years of service||1911–20
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Gerd-Paul Valerian Georg Heinrich von Below (30 November 1892 – 8 December 1953) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Below surrendered to the Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity in 1953.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 28 February 1943 as Oberst of the Reserves and commander of the augmented Grenadier-Regiment 374
- Scherzer 2007, p. 213.
- 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.