Heinrich Baron von Behr

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Heinrich Baron von Behr
Born (1902-06-26)26 June 1902
Roennen, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 14 August 1983(1983-08-14) (aged 81)
Bonn, West Germany
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1919–45
1956–62
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 90th Light Infantry Division
5th Armoured Division (Bundeswehr)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich von Behr (26 June [O.S. 13 June] 1902 – 14 August 1983) was a German general (Generalmajor) in the Wehrmacht during World War II and later a Generalmajor in the Bundeswehr. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. Behr surrendered to the British troops in April 1945 and was held until 1947. He later joined the Bundeswehr and served until 1962.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 37.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gerhard von Schwerin
Commander of 90. Panzer-Grenadier-Division
1 April 1945 - 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
None
Commander of 5. Panzer-Division (Bundeswehr)
1 October 1956 – 7 December 1959
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Günther Pape