Gustav Gihr

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Gustav Gihr
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Gustav Gihr
Born (1894-01-10)10 January 1894
Died 31 October 1959(1959-10-31) (aged 65)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Major General
Commands held 216th Infantry-Division
707th Infantry Division
45th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II

Gustav Gihr (born 18 August 1894 – 31 October 1959) was the German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II whom commanded of the 707th Infantry division during the Bobruysk Offensive.

On 15 May 1944 Gihr became commander of the 707th Infantry division and fought during the Bobruisk Offensive.[1] On 29 June 1944 the Red Army took Bobruisk. The city lay in ruins. The population, which had been 84,107 in 1939, was down to 28,352. On 27 June 1944, at Bobruisk, Gihr taken prisoner. On 11 October 1955 he released him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samuel W. Mitcham. German Order of Battle: 1st-290th Infantry divisions in World War II. Stackpole Books, 2007 p 168

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff
Commander of 216. Infanterie-Division
20 October 1943 – 17 November 1943
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Oberst Carl Andre
Commander of 7. Infanterie-Division
30 November 1943 – 8 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Fritz-Georg von Rappard
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Edgar Röhricht
Commander of 95. Infanterie-Division
9 December 1943 – 27 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Herbert Michaelis
Preceded by
Generalmajor Joachim Engel
Commander of 45. Infanterie-Division
27 February 1944 – 9 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Joachim Engel
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Johann-Georg Richert
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
9 April 1944 – 11 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Johann-Georg Richert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf Busich
Commander of 707. Infanterie-Division
15 May 1944 – 27 June 1944
Succeeded by