Oskar Munzel

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Oskar Munzel
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1989-090-27, Oskar Munzel.jpg
Born 13 March 1899
Died 1 January 1992(1992-01-01) (aged 92)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1917–45
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 14th Panzer Division
2nd Panzer Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Oskar Munzel (13 March 1899 – 1 January 1992) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II and in the Bundeswehr of West Germany who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. After the war, he served as a military advisor in Egypt, and then he joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1962. Munzel then acted as the Chief Advisor of Ming-teh-Gruppe (German Military Advisory Group) in Taiwan for the Republic of China Armed Forces before returning to Germany.[1][2]

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Hoover Institution 2013.
  2. ^ Wang 2007.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 262.


  • 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. 
  • "Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Military Advisers Unveiled". Stanford, California: Hoover Institution. 2013. 
  • Wang, Yue-che (2007). German Military Advisors in Taiwan 1963-1975 (明德專案 : 德國軍事顧問在台工作史實) (in Chinese). Taipei, Taiwan: Transoxania Publishing Corp. ISBN 9789574146543. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Martin Unrein
Commander of 14. Panzer-Division
5 September 1944 – 1 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Martin Unrein
Preceded by
Generalmajor Meinrad von Lauchert
Commander of 2. Panzer-Division
20 March 1945 – 3 April 1945
Succeeded by
Major i.G. Waldemar von Gazen