Heinrich Gaedcke

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Ludwig Heinrich Gaedcke
Born 16 January 1905
Died 21 December 1992(1992-12-21) (aged 87)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 11 Panzergrenadier Division
III Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ludwig Heinrich Gaedcke (16 January 1905 – 21 December 1992) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II and later in the Bundeswehr. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He commanded the new Bundeswehr's 11th Panzergrenadier Division from 1959 to 1960.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 128.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 158.

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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst i.G. Hellmuth Schultze
Chief of the Generalstab XI. Armeekorps
7 December 1943 – 25 February 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst i.G. Hellmuth Schultze
Preceded by
Generalmajor Helmuth Voelter
Chief of the Generalstab 6. Armee
15 August 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
None
Commander of 11. Panzergrenadier-Division (Bundeswehr)
1 November 1959 – 31 December 1960
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Cord von Hobe
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz
Commander of III. Corps (Bundeswehr)
1 January 1961 – 31 March 1965
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Albert Schnez