Karl Allmendinger

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Karl Allmendinger
Karl Allmendinger.jpg
Born 3 February 1891
Died 2 October 1965 (1965-10-03) (aged 74)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Allmendinger (3 February 1891 – 2 October 1965) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He commanded the 5th Infantry Division, V Army Corps then 17th Army on the Eastern Front. He was a recipient of th Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Career[edit]

Allmendinger was appointed to command the 5th Infantry Division as a Generalmajor on 25 October 1940.[1] His division was committed to the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, and he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 17 July.[2] He was promoted to Generalleutnant on 1 August 1942,[1] and was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 13 December 1942.[2] He was relieved of command of the division on 4 January 1943.[1] In the Army's reserve since 1944, he was arrested by U.S. forces in 1945 but released in 1946.

Allmendinger was the son of Karl Allmendinger (Author) (de) (1863 – 1946), a teacher, poet and writer.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mitcham 2007, p. 240–241.
  2. ^ a b c d Scherzer 2007, p. 190.
  3. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 4.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bradley, Dermot (1993). Die Generale des Heeres 1921–1945. Die militärischen Werdegänge der Generale, sowie der Ärzte, Veterinäre, Intendanten, Richter und Ministerialbeamten im Generalsrang. Band 1: Abberger–Bitthorn [The Generals of the Army from 1921 to 1945. The Military Careers of the Generals, and the Doctors, Veterinarians, Directors, Judges and Ministry Officials in the rank of General. Volume 1: Abberger-Bitthorn] (in German). Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag. pp. 40–41. ISBN 3-7648-2423-9. 
  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). German Order of Battle: 291st-999th Infantry divisions, named infantry divisions, and special divisions in World War II. Stackpole Books. pp. 166–. ISBN 978-0-8117-3437-0. 
  • 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
General Wilhelm Fahrmbacher
Commander of 5th Infantry Division
25 October 1940 – June 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Walter Jost
Preceded by
Oberst Walter Jost
Commander of 5th Jäger Division
July 1942 – 4 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Helmut Thumm
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Wetzel
Commander of V Army Corps
1 July 1943 – 1 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Böhme
Preceded by
Generaloberst Erwin Jaenecke
Commander of 17th Army
1 May 1944 – 25 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz