Gerd-Paul von Below

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Gerd-Paul Valerian Georg Heinrich von Below
Born 30 November 1892
Strasbourg
Died 8 December 1953(1953-12-08) (aged 61)
Woikowo Prisoner-of-war camp near Moscow
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–20
1935–45
Rank Generalmajor der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 374
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 highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Gerd-Paul von Below was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity in 1953.

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  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 213.

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  • 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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