Heinz Behnke

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Heinz Behnke
Born 1 October 1919
Breslau
Died 17 February 2002(2002-02-17) (aged 82)
Bonn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1939–45
1956–79
Rank Oberleutnant of the Reserves (Wehrmacht)
Oberst im Generalstab (Bundeswehr)
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 668
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz Behnke (1 October 1919 – 17 February 2002) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Heinz Behnke joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1979 as an Oberst im Generalstab.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.

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>

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