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Oskar Munzel

Oskar Munzel
Born 13 March 1899
Died 1 January 1992(1992-01-01) (aged 92)
Bad Godesberg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1917–1945
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
General der Kampftruppen (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 14. Panzer-Division
2. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Military advisor in Egypt

Oskar Munzel (13 March 1899 – 1 January 1992) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a General der Kampftruppen in the Bundeswehr who commanded several divisions. 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. Oskar Munzel was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was released in 1947. For 4 years he served as a military advisor in Egypt, and then he joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1962.

Awards and decorations


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Martin Unrein
Commander of 14. Panzer-Division
5 September 1944 - 1 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Martin Unrein
Preceded by
Generalmajor Meinrad von Lauchert
Commander of 2. Panzer-Division
20 March 1945 - 3 April 1945
Succeeded by
Major i.G. Waldemar von Gazen

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