Gerhard Matzky

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Gerhard Matzky
Born 19 March 1894
Died 9 June 1983(1983-06-09) (aged 89)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General of the Infantry (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 21st Infantry Division
XXVIII Army Corps
XXVI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Matzky (19 March 1894 – 9 June 1983) was a German general during World War II who commanded several corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Matzky joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and served until 1960.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 249.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Sponheimer
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
10 January 1943 - 1 October 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Hubertus Lamey
Preceded by
Oberst Hubertus Lamey
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
December 1943 - 1 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Franz Sensfuß
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Hebert Loch
Commander of XXVIII. Armeekorps
28 March 1944 - 20 May 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Anton Grasser
Commander of XXVI. Armeekorps
6 July 1944 - Surrender
Succeeded by