Gerd-Paul von Below

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Gerd-Paul Valerian Georg Heinrich von Below
Born 30 November 1892
Died 8 December 1953(1953-12-08) (aged 61)
Voikovo prison camp
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1911–20
1935–45
Rank Generalmajor
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[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 213.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.