Georg von Sodenstern

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Georg von Sodenstern
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Sodenstern attending a meeting at Army Group South with Adolf Hitler on 1 June 1942[Note 1]
Born (1889-11-15)15 November 1889
Kassel, Province of Hesse-Nassau, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 20 July 1955(1955-07-20) (aged 65)
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 19. Armee
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Georg von Sodenstern (15 November 1889 – 20 July 1955) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 19. Armee. 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.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. From left to right: Generalleutnant Adolf Heusinger, General der Infanterie von Sodenstern, Generaloberst Maximilian von Weichs, Hitler, General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Paulus, Generaloberst Eberhard von Mackensen and Generalfeldmarschall Fedor von Bock.

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 327.

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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of 19. Armee
26 August 1943 - 29 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese