Thomas-Emil von Wickede

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Thomas-Emil von Wickede
Born 23 April 1893
Verden an der Aller, German Empire
Died 23 June 1944(1944-06-23) (aged 51)
near Rettenegg, Nazi Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–44
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 30th Infantry Division
X. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I


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

Thomas-Emil von Wickede (23 April 1893 – 23 June 1944) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the X. Armeekorps. 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. On June 23, 1944, a Junkers Ju 52 aircraft carrying von Wickede, General der Gebirgstruppe Karl Eglseer, Generaloberst Eduard Dietl, Generalleutnant Franz Rossi and three other passengers crashed in the vicinity of the small village of Rettenegg, Styria; there were no survivors.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 361.

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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 


Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Kurt von Tippelskirch
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
5 June 1942 – 29 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Henke
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Christian Hansen
Commander of X. Armeekorps
4 November 1943 - 23 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Köchling