Karl von Graffen

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Karl von Graffen
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Born 6 June 1893
Plön
Died 1 November 1964(1964-11-01) (aged 71)
Grödersby
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1911–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 58th Infantry Division
LXXVI Panzer Corps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl von Graffen (6 June 1893 – 1 November 1964) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Karl von Graffen was taken prisoner in May 1945 by British troops and was released in March 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 167.

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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. phil. Friedrich Altrichter
Commander of 58. Infanterie-Division
2 April 1941 – 1 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of LXXVI. Panzerkorps
25 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None