Eckart Afheldt

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Eckart Afheldt
Born 15 August 1921
Neustettin
Died 3 December 1999(1999-12-03) (aged 78)
Munich
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
1956–81
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr)
Commands held II./Jäger-Regiment 2 "Brandenburg"
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eckart Afheldt (15 August 1921 – 3 December 1999) was a highly decorated Hauptmann of the Brandenburgers in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Brigadegeneral in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Eckart Afheldt was captured by Soviets troops in May 1945 and was released in July 1945. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1981 as a Brigadegeneral.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas & Wegmann 1987, p. 23.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 114.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 188.

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 (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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