Heinrich Baron von Behr

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Heinrich Baron von Behr
Born (1902-06-26)26 June 1902
Died 14 August 1983(1983-08-14) (aged 81)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Army
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 during World War II. 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 served in the Bundeswehr of West Germany, retiring in 1962 at the rank of a general.

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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. 
  • 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