Paul Gurran

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Paul Gurran
Born 11 January 1893
Died 22 February 1944(1944-02-22) (aged 51)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1908–45
Rank Generalleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held 23rd Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Gurran (11 January 1893 – 22 February 1944) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. He was married to Irmgard Begrich, a cousin of Joachim Begrich.[1] Gurran died on 22 February 1944 in a field hospital in the occupied Soviet Union. He was posthumously promoted to Generalleutnant.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Stefan Wolter (Hg.), Pastorenkinder im Weltkrieg, Ein Lazarett- und ein Feldtagebuch von Tutti und Martin Begrich 1914-1918 (Schriftenreihe Denk-MAL-Prora, Bd. 6), Halle 2014.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 172.

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. 
  • 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
General der Artillerie Horst von Mellenthin
Commander of 23. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1943 - 22 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Charles de Beaulieu