Walter Gericke

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Walter Gericke
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Walter Gericke
Born (1907-12-23)23 December 1907
Died 19 October 1991(1991-10-19) (aged 83)
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
German Army (Bundeswehr)
Years of service 1929–45, 1956–65
Rank Oberst (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 11th Parachute Division
1. Luftlandedivision
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Walter Gericke (23 December 1907 – 19 October 1991), was a German paratroop officer in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II and a general in the Bundeswehr of West Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Gericke joined the newly formed Bundeswehr after the rearmament of West Germany and as a Generalmajor led the 1. Luftlande-Division from 1962 to 1965.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 195.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 135.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 332.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of the 11th Parachute Division (Wehrmacht)
March 1945 – April 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of the 21. Fallschirmjäger-Division (Wehrmacht)
5 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans Kroh
Commander of the 1. Luftlande-Division (Bundeswehr)
1 October 1962 – 31 March 1965
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hubert Sonneck