Wilhelm Behrens

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Wilhelm Behrens
Born (1888-08-23)23 August 1888
Died 15 August 1968(1968-08-15) (aged 79)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1908–44
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 328. Infanterie-Division
Division Nr. 193
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Behrens (23 August 1888 – 15 August 1968) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Behrens was discharged from active service in 1944; in 1946 he was arrested by Soviet authorities and interned until 1949.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 33.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.

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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnat Albert Fett
Commander of 328. Infanterie-Division
30 December 1941 - 10 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Tresckow
Preceded by
Generalmajor Paul Löhning
Commander of Division Nr. 193
1 June 1942 - 1 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Eckkard von Geyso