Ernst Dehner

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Ernst Dehner

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Ernst Dehner at the Hostages Trial, 1948
Born 5 March 1889
Died 13 September 1970(1970-09-13) (aged 81)
AllegianceFlag of German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General
Commands held 106. Infanterie-Division
LXXXII. Armeekorps
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst Dehner (5 March 1889 – 13 September 1970) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In 1948 he was found guilty of war crimes at the Hostages Trial and was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, but was released in 1951.

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Knights Cross of the Iron Cross military award of Nazi Germany

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, or simply the Knight's Cross, and its variants were the highest awards in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.

Generalmajor, short GenMaj, is a general officer rank in many countries, and is identical to and translated as major general.

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References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 134.

Bibliography

  • 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. 
Walther-Peer Fellgiebel Recipient of the Knights Cross

Walther-Peer Fellgiebel was a German author and a key member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Kurt von der Chevallerie
Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 87
12 November 1936 – 14 November 1940
Succeeded by
Oberst Walter Fries
Preceded by
None
Commander of 106. Infanterie-Division
28 November 1940 – 3 May 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alfons Hitter
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Alfred Böhm-Tettelbach
Commander of LXXXII. Armeekorps
31 October 1942 – 1 April 1943
Succeeded by
General der Pioniere Erwin Jaenecke
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Erwin Jaenecke
Commander of LXXXII. Armeekorps
1 June 1943 – 10 July 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Johann Sinnhuber
Preceded by
None
Commander of LXIX. Armeekorps
20 January 1944 – 31 March 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Julius Ringel