Wilhelm Stemmermann

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Wilhelm Stemmermann
Born (1888-10-23)23 October 1888
Died 18 February 1944(1944-02-18) (aged 55)
Cherkassy, Ukraine
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General of the Artillery
Commands held XI Army Corps
Battles/wars Cherkassy Pocket  
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wilhelm Stemmermann (23 October 1888 – 18 February 1944) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the XI Army Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Stemmermann was killed 18 February 1944 while attempting to break out of the Battle of the Korsun–Cherkassy Pocket; he was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 348.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 459.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 333.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 296. Infanterie-Division
5 February 1940 – 1 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Krischer Edler von Wehregg
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Erhard Raus
Commander of XI. Armeekorps
5 December 1943 – 18 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau