Julius Ringel

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Julius Ringel
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R63746, Julius Ringel.jpg
Born 16 November 1889
Died 11 February 1967 (1967-02-12) (aged 77)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 3rd Mountain Division, 5th Mountain Division, LXIX Army Corps, Army Corps Ringel
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Julius 'Papa' Ringel (16 November 1889 – 11 February 1967) was an Austrian general in the armed forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. He commanded the 3rd Mountain Division, 5th Mountain Division, LXIX Corps, Wehrkreis XI[clarification needed] and the Army Corps Ringel.[1] He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

As a supporter of the Nazi Party, Ringel strongly encouraged the union of Austria with the German Reich and after the Anschluss enthusiastically joined the Wehrmacht with the 3rd Mountain Division.[2]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Palazzo 2007.
  2. ^ Thomas & Wegmann 1994, p. 216.
  3. ^ a b c Thomas & Wegmann 1994, p. 217.
  4. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 211.
  5. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 631.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 359.
  7. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.

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. 
  • Palazzo, Albert (2007). The Battle of Crete. Australian Army Campaigns. Canberra, Australia: Australian Military History Publications. ISBN 978-0975766910. 
  • Ringel, Julius (1994). Hurra die Gams!, Die 5. Geb. Div. im Einsatz. Graz: Stocker Verlag. 
  • 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. 
  • Stockert, Peter (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 4 [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 4] (in German). Bad Friedrichshall, Germany: Friedrichshaller Rundblick. ISBN 978-3-932915-03-1. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1994). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil VI: Die Gebirgstruppe Band 2: L–Z [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part VI: The Mountain Troops Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2430-3. 
  • 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
Generaloberst Eduard Dietl
Commander of 3. Gebirgs-Division
14 June 1940 – 23 October 1940
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Hans Kreysing
Preceded by
none
Commander of 5. Gebirgs-Division
1 November 1940 – 10 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Max-Günther Schrank
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst Dehner
Commander of LXIX Armeekorps
31 March 1944 – 24 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Helge Auleb
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Max Grimmeiß
Commander of Wehrkreis XVIII (Salzburg)
21 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
dissolved on 8 May 1945
Preceded by
none
Commander of Korps Ringel
February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
dissolved on 8 May 1945