Max Sperling

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Max Sperling
Born (1905-09-04)4 September 1905
Kulm, German Empire
(now Chełmno, Poland)
Died 6 June 1984(1984-06-06) (aged 79)
Heidelberg, West Germany
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1924–45
1956–64
Rank Oberst (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11
9. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Max Sperling (4 September 1905 – 6 June 1984) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst 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. Max Sperling joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1964.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 328.

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
Generalmajor Dr. Johannes Schulz
Commander of 9. Panzer-Division
27 November 1943 – 28 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Jollasse
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Jollasse
Commander of 9. Panzer-Division
10 August 1944 – 2 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Müller