Wilhelm Stemmermann

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Wilhelm Stemmermann
Born (1888-10-23)23 October 1888
Rastatt, Grand Duchy of Baden
Died 18 February 1944(1944-02-18) (aged 55)
Cherkassy, Ukraine
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–44
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 296. Infanterie-Division
XI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wilhelm Stemmermann (23 October 1888 – 18 February 1944) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XI Armeekorps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Wilhelm Stemmermann was killed 18 February 1944 while attempting to break out of the Battle of the Korsun–Cherkassy Pocket; he was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 348.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 459.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 333.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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>
  • 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>

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 296. Infanterie-Division
5 February 1940 – 1 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Krischer Edler von Wehregg
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Erhard Raus
Commander of XI. Armeekorps
5 December 1943 – 18 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau