Richard Zimmer (general)

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Richard Zimmer
Born (1893-06-21)21 June 1893
Died 20 June 1971(1971-06-20) (aged 77)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 17th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Richard Zimmer (21 June 1893 – 20 June 1971) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 17th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 531.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 370.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gustav-Adolf von Zangen
Commander of 17. Infanterie-Division
1 April 1943 - December 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Scheiker
Preceded by
Oberst Theodor Preu
Commander of 17. Infanterie-Division
12 April 1944 - September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Max Sachsenheimer