Kurt Haehling

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Kurt Haehling
Born (1893-11-07)7 November 1893
Angerburg
Died 20 May 1983(1983-05-20) (aged 89)
Finsterwalde
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–20
1935–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 73. Infanterie-Division
126. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Kurt Haehling (7 November 1893 – 20 May 1983) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kurt Haehling was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. He was held until 1951.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 174.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Friedrich Franek
Commander of 73. Infanterie-Division
30 July 1944 – 7 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Franz Schlieper
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gotthard Fischer
Commander of 126. Infanterie-Division
14 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None