Walter von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt

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Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt
Born (1887-07-13)13 July 1887
Perleberg, German Empire
Died 9 May 1943(1943-05-09) (aged 55)
Berlin, Nazi Germany
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1907–43
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 23rd Infantry Division
XXVIII Army Corps
II Army Corps
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Walter von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt (13 July 1887 – 9 May 1943) was a German general (General of the Infantry) during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt became ill in November 1942 and returned to Germany. He died in a hospital in Berlin.

Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt himself was a descendant of Danish-Holsteiner nobility.[1]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt". roskildehistorie.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 83.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 145.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 60.

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 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
Generalleutnant Ernst Busch
Commander of 23. Infanterie-Division
February 1938 – 1 June 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heinz Hellmich
Preceded by
none
Commander of XXVIII. Armeekorps
1 June 1940 – 20 June 1940
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Peter Weyer
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Karl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel
Commander of II. Armeekorps
21 June 1940 – June 1942
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Otto von Knobelsdorff
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Otto von Knobelsdorff
Commander of II. Armeekorps
1 July 1942 – 19 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Paul Laux