Heinrich Gaedcke

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Ludwig Heinrich Gaedcke
Born 16 January 1905
Guben
Died 21 December 1992(1992-12-21) (aged 87)
Waldesch
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–45
1956–65
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 11. Panzergrenadier-Division
III. Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ludwig Heinrich Gaedcke (16 January 1905 – 21 December 1992) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Generalleutnant 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. Heinrich Gaedcke was captured by American forces in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

He commanded the new Bundeswehr's 11th Panzergrenadier Division from 1959 to 1960.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 128.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 158.

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>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 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>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst i.G. Hellmuth Schultze
Chief of the Generalstab XI. Armeekorps
7 December 1943 – 25 February 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst i.G. Hellmuth Schultze
Preceded by
Generalmajor Helmuth Voelter
Chief of the Generalstab 6. Armee
15 August 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
None
Commander of 11. Panzergrenadier-Division (Bundeswehr)
1 November 1959 – 31 December 1960
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Cord von Hobe
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz
Commander of III. Corps (Bundeswehr)
1 January 1961 – 31 March 1965
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Albert Schnez