Wolfgang Pickert

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Wolfgang Pickert
Born 3 February 1897
Died 19 July 1984(1984-07-19) (aged 87)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Prussian Army
Reichsheer
Army
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1914–45
Rank General der Flakartillerie
Commands held 9th Flak-Division
III Flak Corps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

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

Wolfgang Pickert (3 February 1897 – 19 July 1984) was a general in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the III Flak Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

In January 1943, Pickert, as commander of the 9th Flak Division, flew out of the Stalingrad encirclement avoiding capture.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Adam, Wilhelm; Ruhle, Otto (2015). With Paulus at Stalingrad. Translated by Tony Le Tissier. Pen and Sword Books Ltd. p. 177. ISBN 9781473833869. 
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 156.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 351.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 276.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.

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. 
  • 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 (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
General der Flakartillerie Otto-Wilhelm von Renz
Commander of 9th Flak-Division
25 June 1942 - May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Adolf Pirmann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Johannes Hintz
Commander of III. Flakkorps
14 May 1944 - 20 July 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Werner von Kistowski
Preceded by
Oberst Werner von Kistowski
Commander of III. Flakkorps
2 August 1944 - 20 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heino von Rantzau