Herbert Gundelach

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Herbert Gundelach
Born (1899-06-15)15 June 1899
Metz, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire
present-day Metz, France
Died 4 November 1971(1971-11-04) (aged 72)
Hochdahl, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
present-day part of Erkrath, Federal Republic of Germany
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–45
Rank Generalmajor
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Eisernes Kreuz, Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Herbert Gundelach (15 June 1899 – 4 November 1971) was a German general during the Second World War.

Biography

On 15 June 1899, Herbert Gundelach was born in Metz, Alsace-Lorraine. Gundelach joined the German Army straight from school. After the war, Gundelach made a brilliant military career in the Reichswehr, which was limited to a standing army of 100 000 men, and then in the Heer, the regular German army.

During the Second World War, Herbert Gundelach participated in many significant military operations. From 1939 to 1941, Lieutenant Colonel Gundelach was appointed as General Generalstabsoffizier in the 16th Infantry Division. The 16.Infanterie-Division fought in the campaign against the Balkans in April, 1941, and then later as a part of the southern sector of the Eastern Front in June, 1941. From February to October 1944, Gundelach was Chief of the General Staff of the XXVIII. Armeekorps. Herbert Gundelach eventually obtained the rank of Generalmajor. He ended the war in captivity, surrendering to the Allies in 1945. He was released in September 1947.

Herbert Gundelach died in 1971.

Decorations

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rangliste des Deutschen Reichsheeres, Hrsg.: Reichswehrministerium, Mittler & Sohn Verlag, Berlin 1930, (p.164).
  2. Klaus D. Patzwall und Veit Scherzer: Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001 (p.154).

Sources

  • Dermot Bradley: Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945, vol 4: Fleck-Gyldenfeldt, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, 1996, (p. 493-495).