Hellmuth Pfeifer

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Hans-Hellmuth Pfeifer
Born 18 February 1894
Died 22 April 1945(1945-04-22) (aged 51)
Bologna
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 65th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Allied offensive in Italy
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans-Hellmuth Pfeifer (18 February 1894 – 22 April 1945) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 65th Infantry Division. Its field of operation was Italy at the time of his command (from 1 Dec 1943 till its surrender on 22 Apr 1945 at Bologna. Pfeifer was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 150.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 349.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 275.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 74.

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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gustav Heistermann von Ziehlberg
Commander of 65. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1943 - 22 April 1945
Succeeded by
None