Walter Neumann-Silkow

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Walter Neumann-Silkow
Born (1894-04-10)10 April 1894
Died 9 December 1941(1941-12-09) (aged 47)
Derna, Italian Libya
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant (Posthumously)
Unit World War II
Commands held 8th Panzer Division
33rd Infantry Division
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Neumann-Silkow (10 April 1894 – 9 December 1941) was a German general during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Neumann-Silkow died of wounds on 9 December 1941 at a military hospital in Italian Libya. He was posthumously promoted to Generalleutnant.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 265.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Erich Brandenberger
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division
21 February 1941 – 26 May 1941
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Erich Brandenberger
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Commander of 15. Panzer-Division
26 May 1941 – 6 December 1941
Succeeded by
Oberst Erwin Menny