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Shoulder insignia

General Officer Collar Tab (German Army)

'Larisch-Stickerei' Collar insignia; worn from 1900 - 1945

General der PanzertruppeEdit

German: General der Panzertruppe / English: General of the Armoured Corps (created in 1935)

Name Photo Born Time in Rank Army Info Died
When Where Date of Rank Date Vacated Reason Basic Date When Age Where
LUTZ,
Oswald
[[File: 06 Nov 1876 Kingdom of Württemberg
01 Nov 1935
(58)

28 Feb 1938
(61)
Retirement 07 Mar 1894 -
GUNDERIAN,
Heinz Wilhelm
[[File: 17 Jun 1888 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

23 Nov 1938
(50)

19 Jul 1940
(52)
Promotion 28 Feb 1907 -
REINHARDT,
Georg-Hans
[[File: 01 Mar 1887 Kingdom of Saxony
01 Jun 1940
(53)

01 Jan 1942
(54)
Promotion 25 Mar 1907 -
SCHMIDT,
Rudolf
[[File: 12 May 1886 Berlin,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Jun 1940
(54)

01 Jan 1942
(55)
Promotion 25 Sep 1906 -
von VIETINGHOFF-SCHEEL,
Heinrich Gottfried Otto Richard
[[File: 06 Dec 1887 Grand Duchy of Hesse
01 Jun 1940
(52)

01 Sep 1943
(55)
Promotion 06 Mar 1906 -
KEMPF,
Werner
[[File: 09 Mar 1886 East Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

00 Apr 1941
(55)

00 May 1945
(59)
Captivity
(released in 1947)
14 Mar 1905 06 Jan 1964 77 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
KUNTZEN,
Adolf-Fiedrich
[[File: 26 Jul 1889 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Apr 1941
(51)

31 Dec 1944
(54)
Retirement 10 Mar 1909 10 Jul 1964 74 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
FREIHERR GEYR von SCHWEPPENBURG,
Leo Dietrich Franz
[[File: 02 Mar 1886 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

04 Jun 1941
(54)

09 May 1945
(59)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
29 Jun 1904 27 Jan 1974 87 Bavaria,
West Germany
STUMME,
Georg
[[File: 29 Jul 1886 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

04 Jun 1941
(54)

24 Oct 1942
(56)
possible heart attack 19 Mar 1906 24 Oct 1942 56 Kingdom of Egypt
FESSMANN,
Ernst
Ernst Fessman (German general) 6 Jan 1881 Kingdom of Bavaria
01 Jul 1941
(60)

30 Apr 1943
(62)
Re-retirement /
Soviet Captivity
(released in 1945)
15 Jul 1900 25 Oct 1962 81 Bavaria,
West Germany
ROMMEL,
Erwin Johannes Eugen
[[File: 15 Nov 1891 Kingdom of Württemberg
01 Jul 1941
(49)

24 Jan 1942
(50)
Promotion 19 Jul 1910 -
LUTZ,
Oswald
Oswald Lutz (German general) 06 Nov 1876 Kingdom of Württemberg
22 Sep 1941
(64)

31 May 1942
(65)
Re-retirement 07 Mar 1894 26 Feb 1944 67 Bavaria,
Nazi Germany
MODEL,
Walter
[[File: 24 Jan 1891 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Oct 1941
(50)

28 Feb 1942
(50)
Promotion 1908 -
SCHAAL,
Ferdinand Friedrich
[[File: 07 Feb 1889 Duchy of Brunswick
01 Oct 1941
(52)

21 Jul 1944
(55)
Prisoner of the Third Reich 15 Jul 1908 09 Oct 1962 73 Baden-Württemberg,
West Germany
PAULUS,
Friedrich
[[File: 23 Sep 1890 Hesse-Nassau,
Kingdom of Prussia

00 Dec 1941
(51)

31 Jan 1943
(52)
Promotion 1910 -
ARNIM,
Hans-Juergen Bernhard Theodor
[[File: 04 Apr 1889 Silesia,
Kingdom of Prussia

17 Dec 1941
(52)

04 Dec 1942
(53)
Promotion 01 Apr 1908 -
CRUEWELL,
Ludwig
[[File: 20 Mar 1892 Westphalia,
Kingdom of Prussia

17 Dec 1941
(49)

29 May 1942
(50)
British Captivity
(released in 1947)
06 Mar 1911 25 Sep 1958 66 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
FREIHERR von ESEBECK,
Hans-Karl Freiherr von
[[File: 10 Jul 1892 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Feb 1942
(49)

31 Dec 1944
(52)
Dismissed from the Army 25 Sep 1911 05 Jan 1955 62 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
KIRCHNER,
Friedrich
[[File: 26 Mar 1885 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Feb 1942
(56)

08 May 1945
(60)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
28 Feb 1906 06 April 1960 75 Hesse,
West Germany
VEIEL,
Rudolf
[[File: 10 Dec 1883 Kingdom of Württemberg
01 Apr 1942
(58)

08 May 1945
(61)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
04 Apr 1904 09 Mar 1956 72 Baden-Württemberg,
West Germany
HARPE,
Josef
[[File: 21 Sep 1887 Westphalia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Jun 1942
(54)

20 May 1944
(56)
Promotion 28 Sep 1909 -
FREIHERR von LANGERMAN und ERLENKAMP,
Willibald
[[File: 29 Mar 1890 Grand Duchy of Baden
01 Jun 1942
(52)

03 Oct 1942
(52)
Killed in Action 30 Sep 1908 03 Oct 1942 52 Soviet Union
NEHRING,
Walter Kurt
[[File: 15 Aug 1892 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Jul 1942
(49)

00 May 1945
(53)
Captivity 1914 20 Apr 1983 90 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
von KNOBELSDORFF,
Heinrich Otto Ernst
[[File: 31 Mar 1886 Berlin,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Aug 1942
(56)

11 Apr 1945
(59)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
25 Apr 1905 21 Oct 1966 80 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
HUBE,
Hans-Valentin
[[File: 29 Oct 1890 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Oct 1942
(51)

01 Apr 1944
(53)
Promotion 27 Feb 1909 -
RITTER von HUBICKI,
Alfred Eduard Franz
[[File: 05 Feb 1887 Bereg County,
Austria-Hungary

01 Oct 1942
(55)

31 Mar 1945
(57)
Retirement 18 Aug 1905;
15 Mar 1938
14 Jul 1971 84 Wien,
Austria
FEHN,
Gustav
[[File: 21 Feb 1892 Kingdom of Bavaria
01 Nov 1942
(50)

08 May 1945
(53)
Yugoslav Captivity
(killed by partisans in 1945)
24 Jul 1911 05 Jun 1945 53 Yugoslavia
RITTER von THOMA,
Wilhelm Josef
[[File: 11 Sep 1891 Kingdom of Bavaria
01 Nov 1942
(51)

04 Nov 1942
(51)
British Captivity
(released in 1947)
23 Sep 1912 30 Apr 1948 56 Allied-occupied Germany
HENRICI,
Sigfrid
[[File: 10 May 1889 Westphalia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Jan 1943
(53)

09 May 1945
(55)
Soviet Captivity
(released in 1955)
02 Sep 1907 08 Nov 1964 75 Hesse,
West Germany
von VAERST,
Gustav Fritz Julius
[[File: 19 Apr 1894 Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen
01 Mar 1943
(48)

09 May 1943
(49)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
15 Jul 1912 10 Oct 1975 81 Hesse,
West Germany
FISCHER,
Wolfgang
(post.)
[[File: 11 Dec 1888 Silesia,
Kingdom of Prussia
01 Apr 1943
(55)
- - 18 Mar 1910 01 Feb 1943 54 French protectorate of Tunisia
KUEHN,
Friedrich
[[File: 07 Aug 1889 Schleswig-Holstein,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Apr 1943
(53)

15 Feb 1944
(54)
Killed in a Bombing Raid 03 Mar 1909 15 Feb 1944 54 Berlin,
Nazi Germany
CRAMER,
Hans
[[File: 13 Jul 1896 Westphalia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 May 1943
(46)

20 Jul 1944
(48)
Retirement /
Captivity
(released in 1946)
10 Aug 1914 28 Oct 1968 72 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
RAUS,
Erhard
[[File: 08 Jan 1889 Austria-Hungary
01 May 1943
(54)

15 Aug 1944
(55)
Promotion 18 Aug 1909 -
EBERBACH,
Heinrich Kurt Alfons Willy
[[File: 24 Nov 1895 Kingdom of Württemberg
01 Aug 1943
(47)

31 Aug 1944
(48)
British Captivity
(released in 1948)
01 Jul 1914 13 Jul 1992 96 Baden-Württemberg,
Germany
HERR,
Traugott
[[File: 16 Sep 1890 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Sep 1943
(52)

02 May 1945
(54)
British Captivity
(released in 1948)
18 Apr 1911 13 Apr 1976 85 Schleswig-Holstein,
West Germany
BRANDENBERGER,
Adolf Robert Erich
[[File: 15 Jul 1892 Kingdom of Bavaria
08 Nov 1943
(51)

06 May 1945
(52)
United States Captivity
(released in 1948)
01 Aug 1911 21 Jun 1955 62 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
BALCK,
Hermann
[[File: 07 Dec 1893 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

12 Nov 1943
(49)

08 May 1945
(51)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
10 Apr 1913 29 Nov 1982 84 Baden-Württemberg,
West Germany
RITTER und EDLER von SENGER und ETTERLIN,
Fridolin Rudolf Theodor
[[File: 04 Sep 1891 Grand Duchy of Baden
01 Jan 1944
(52)

02 May 1945
(53)
British Captivity
(released in 1948)
01 Oct 1910 09 Jan 1963 71 Baden-Württemberg,
West Germany
STUMPFF,
Horst
[[File: 20 Nov 1897 Grand Duchy of Hesse
09 Jan 1944
(46)

00 May 1945
(47)
Unknown 30 May 1907 25 Nov 1958 71 Free City of Hamburg,
West Germany
KRUEGER,
Eugene Walter
[[File: 23 Mar 1892 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Feb 1944
(51)

10 May 1945
(53)
British Captivity
(released in 1947)
17 Mar 1910 11 Jul 1973 81 Baden-Württemberg,
West Germany
FREIHERR von FUNCK,
Hans Emil Richard
[[File: 23 Dec 1891 Rhineland,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Mar 1944
(52)

08 May 1945
(53)
Soviet Captivity
(released in 1955)
03 Aug 1914 14 Feb 1979 87 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
von VORMANN,
Nikolaus
[[File: 24 Dec 1895 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

27 Jun 1944
(48)

00 May 1945
(49)
Unknown 03 Aug 1914 26 Oct 1959 63 Bavaria,
West Germany
von SAUCKEN,
Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Kasimir Dietrich
[[File: 16 May 1892 East Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Aug 1944
(51)

08 May 1945
(52)
Soviet Captivity
(released in 1955)
01 Oct 1910 27 Sep 1980 88 Bavaria,
West Germany
GRAESAR,
Fritz-Hubert
[[File: 03 Nov 1888 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Sep 1944
(55)

08 May 1945
(56)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
28 Feb 1907 04 Oct 1960 72 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
FREIHERR von MANTEUFFEL,
Hasso-Eccard
[[File: 14 Jan 1897 Brandenburg,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Sep 1944
(47)

08 May 1945
(48)
Allied Captivity
(released in 1947)
22 Feb 1916 24 Sep 1978 81 Tyrol,
Austria
KLEEMANN,
Ulrich
[[File: 23 Mar 1892 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

20 Oct 1944
(52)

08 May 1945
(53)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
23 Oct 1911 03 Jan 1963 70 Hesse,
West Germany
REICHSFREIHERR von EDELSHEIM,
Konstanz Johann Georg Maximilian
[[File: 06 Jul 1897 Berlin,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Dec 1944
(47)

08 May 1945
(47)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
11 Aug 1914 26 Apr 1994 96 Baden-Württemberg,
Germany
Fries,
Walter
[[File: 22 Apr 1894 Westphalia,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Dec 1944
(50)

08 May 1945
(51)
Allied Captivity
(released in 1947)
01 Oct 1912;
16 Mar 1936
06 Aug 1982 88 Hesse,
West Germany
DECKER,
Karl Gustav Adolf
[[File: 30 Nov 1897 Pomerania,
Kingdom of Prussia

27 Dec 1944
(47)

21 Apr 1945
(47)
committed suicide 03 Aug 1914 21 Apr 1945 47 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
ROETTIGER,
Hans
[[File: 16 Apr 1896 Free City of Hamburg
30 Jan 1945
(48)

08 May 1945
(49)
Allied Captivity
(released in 1948)
15 Sep 1914 15 Apr 1960 63 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
KESSEL,
Mortimer von
[[File: 25 May 1893 Pomerania,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Mar 1945
(51)

02 May 1945
(51)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
02 Aug 1914 08 Jan 1981 87 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
JAUER,
Georg
[[File: 25 Jun 1896 West Prussia,
Kingdom of Prussia

15 Mar 1945
(48)

08 May 1945
(48)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
06 Aug 1914 05 Aug 1971 75 North Rhine-Westphalia,
West Germany
GRAF von SCHWERIN,
Gerhard Helmuth Detloff
[[File: 23 Jun 1899 Hanover,
Kingdom of Prussia

01 Apr 1945
(45)

26 Apr 1945
(45)
British Captivity
(released in 1947)
10 Aug 1914 29 Oct 1980 81 Bavaria,
West Germany
WENCK,
Walther
[[File: 18 Sep 1900 Saxony,
Kingdom of Prussia

04 Apr 1945
(44)

08 May 1945
(44)
United States Captivity
(released in 1947)
12 Aug 1919 01 May 1982 81 Lower Saxony,
West Germany
FREIHERR von THUENGEN-ROSSBACK,
Karl
[[File: 26 Jun 1893 Grand Duchy of Hesse
Unknown
()

1944
(51)
Dismissed from the Army 24 Oct 1944 51 Brandenburg,
West Germany

Misc. InformationEdit

with the 1919 Weimar Constitution, German nobility lost its recognition as a legal class. Legally, the hereditary titles were transformed into part of the surname. These titles include:

  • Kaiser - Emperor
  • König - King
  • Herzog - Duke
  • Graf - Count
  • Freiherr - Baron
  • Edler - Noble
  • von means of or from
  • Ritter - Knight


  • Deutsches Heer (composed of independent armies from each of the states that formed the German Empire) = 15 Apr 1871 - 06 Mar 1919
    • Royal Saxon Army = 01 Jan 1682
    • Royal Bavarian Army = 12 Oct 1682
    • Royal Prussian Army = 18 Jan 1701
    • Army of Württemberg =
  • Reichsheer (part of the Reichswehr) = 06 Mar 1919 - 16 Mar 1935
  • Heer (part of the Wehrmacht) = 16 Mar 1935 - 20 Sep 1945
  • Deutsches Heer (part of the Bundeswehr) = 21 Nov 1955 - present


State lineage

  • Carolingian Empire 800 - 840
  • East Francia (Latin: Francia orientalis) : 840 - 962
  • Holy Roman Empire "First Reich" (German: Heiliges Römisches Reich) : 02 February 962 - 06 August 1806
  • Confederation of the Rhine (German: Rheinbund) : 12 July 1906 - 04 November 1813
  • German Confederation (German: Deutscher Bund) : 08 June 1815 - 16 April 1867
  • North German Confederation (German: Norddeutscher Bund) : 16 April 1867 - 10 December 1870
  • German Empire "Second Reich" (German: Deutsches Reich) : 18 January 1871 - 28 June 1919
  • Germany "Weimar Republic" (German: Deutsches Reich) : 11 August 1919 - 23 March 1933
  • Germany "Third Reich" (German: Deutsches Reich) : - 23 March 1933 - 01 May 1945
  • Germany "Flensburg Government" (German: Flensburger Regierung) : 01 May 1945 - 08 May 1945
  • Allied-Occupied Germany : 08 May 1945 - 23 May 1949 & 07 October 1949
    • Federal Republic of Germany "West Germany" (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) : 23 May 1949 - 03 October 1990
    • German Democratic Republic "East Germany" (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik) : 07 October 1949 - 03 October 1990
  • Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) : 03 October 1990 - Present

External linksEdit

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Generalleutnant
Equivalent:
General der Artillerie;
General der Infanterie;
General der Gebirgstruppen;
General der Kavallerie;
General der Nachrichtentruppe;
General der Panzertruppe;
General der Pioniere
Next:
Generaloberst

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