Wolff von Stutterheim

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Wolff von Stutterheim
Born(1893-02-17)17 February 1893
Königsberg, Germany
Died3 December 1940(1940-12-03) (aged 47)
Berlin, Germany
Buried
AllegianceGerman Empire
Weimar Republic
Nazi Germany
Service/branchPrussian Army
Luftwaffe
Years of service1912–1920
1935–1940
RankGeneralmajor
Commands heldKampfgeschwader 77
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsPour le Mérite
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wolff von Stutterheim (17 February 1893 – 3 December 1940) was a German Generalmajor.

Stutterheim was born in Königsberg, Germany. He came from an old military family which produced several generals and seven knights of the order Pour le Mérite. Eleven members of his family fell in action during World War I, including his father and two of his uncles. He was awarded the Pour le Mérite during World War I and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II.

Von Stutterheim was severely wounded in aerial combat over France while commanding Kampfgeschwader 77 on 15 June 1940. He died from his wounds in a Berlin hospital on 3 December 1940.

Awards[edit]

Grave at the Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin.

References[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
Oberst Heinrich Seywald
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 77
14 September 1939 – 20 March 1940
Succeeded by
Oberst Dr. Johan-Volkmar Fisser
Preceded by
Oberst Dr. Johan-Volkmar Fisser
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 77
31 May 1940 – 15 June 1940
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinz-Hellmuth von Wühlisch