Walter Lichel

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Walter Lichel
Born 1 May 1885
Died 10 December 1969(1969-12-10) (aged 84)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 3rd Infantry Division
123. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Lichel (1 May 1885 – 10 December 1969) was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Lichel surrendered to the Allied troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 237.


  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Walter Petzel
Commander of 3. Infanterie-Division
11 October 1938 – 1 October 1940
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Paul Bader
Preceded by
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
5 October 1940 - 5 August 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch