Julius Ringel

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Julius Ringel
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Julius Ringel
Nickname(s) Papa
Born 16 November 1889
Völkermarkt, Duchy of Carinthia, Austria-Hungary now Völkermarkt, Carinthia, Austria
Died 11 February 1967
Bayerisch Gmain, Bavaria, West Germany
Allegiance  Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
 Austria (to 1938)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Austro-Hungarian Army
Austrian Army
Heer
Years of service 1905–45
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 3rd Mountain Division, 5th Mountain Division, LXIX Army Corps, Wehrkreis XI, Army Corps Ringel
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Julius Alfred "Papa" Ringel (16 November 1889 – 11 February 1967) was an Austrian-born German General of Mountain Troops (General der Gebirgstruppen). He commanded the 3rd Mountain Division, 5th Mountain Division, LXIX Corps, Wehrkreis XI[clarification needed] and the Army Corps Ringel. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

As a supporter of the Nazi Party, Ringel strongly encouraged the union of Austria with the German Reich and after the Anschluss enthusiastically joined the Wehrmacht with the 3rd Mountain Division.[1]

Decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Wednesday, 11 June 1941 An der Durchführung der Operationen auf Kreta hatten der Kommandeur einer Gebirgsdivision, Generalmajor Ringel, sowie als Kommandeure von Gebirgsregimentern die Obersten Utz, Jais und Krakau und der Kommandeur eines Gebirgsartillerieregiments, Oberstleutnant Wittmann, mit den ihnen unterstellten Truppen entscheidenden Anteil.[7] In the execution of operations on Crete, the commander of a Mountain Division, General Major Ringel, and as commanders of mountain regiments, the Colonels Utz, Jais and Krakau and the commander of a mountain artillery regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Wittmann, along with their subordinate troops had a decisive share.

References

Citations

  1. Thomas & Wegmann 1994, p. 216.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thomas & Wegmann 1994, p. 217.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thomas 1998, p. 211.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 631.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 359.
  6. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
  7. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, p. 556.

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>
  • Ringel, Julius (1994). Hurra die Gams!, Die 5. Geb. Div. im Einsatz. Graz: Stocker Verlag.<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>
  • Stockert, Peter (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 4 (in German). Bad Friedrichshall, Germany: Friedrichshaller Rundblick. ISBN 978-3-932915-03-1. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1994). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil VI: Die Gebirgstruppe Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2430-3. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Eduard Dietl
Commander of 3. Gebirgs-Division
14 June 1940 – 23 October 1940
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Hans Kreysing
Preceded by
none
Commander of 5. Gebirgs-Division
1 November 1940 – 10 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Max-Günther Schrank
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst Dehner
Commander of LXIX Armeekorps
31 March 1944 – 24 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Helge Auleb
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Max Grimmeiß
Commander of Wehrkreis XVIII (Salzburg)
21 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
dissolved on 8 May 1945
Preceded by
none
Commander of Korps Ringel
February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
dissolved on 8 May 1945