Karl Eglseer

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Karl Eglseer
Born 5 July 1890
Died 23 June 1944(1944-06-23) (aged 53)
near Rettenegg, Nazi Germany
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria–Hungary
Austria First Austrian Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1908–38
1938–44
Rank General
Commands held 4th Mountain Division
114th Jäger Division
XVIII Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Eglseer (5 July 1890 – 23 June 1944) was a general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XVIII Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Eglseer was killed in an air crash in Austria on June 23, 1944, along with generals Thomas-Emil von Wickede and Eduard Dietl.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 143.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of 4. Gebirgs-Division
23 October 1940 – 1 October 1941
Succeeded by
Oberst Karl Wintergerst
Preceded by
Oberst Karl Wintergerst
Commander of 4. Gebirgs-Division
November 1941 – 22 October 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Kreß
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Josef Reichert
Commander of 114th Jäger Division
20 February 1943 – 1 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alexander Bourquin
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Franz Böhme
Commander of XVIII Gerbirgskorps
10 December 1943 – 23 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hochbaum