Willy Langkeit

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Willy Langkeit
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Born (1907-06-02)2 June 1907
Died 27 October 1969(1969-10-27) (aged 62)
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Army
Bundesgrenzschutz
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundesgrenzschutz)
Commands held Panzer Division Kurmark
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Willy Langkeit (2 June 1907 – 27 October 1969) was German General in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. After the war, Langkeit joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards) in 1951, retiring in 1967.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Willy Langkeit, 2nd from left

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 10.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 269.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 233.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

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
Formed from Grossdeutschland Panzer Grenadier Ersatz Brigade
Commander of Panzer Division Kurmark
31 January 1945 – 5 May 1945
Succeeded by
None