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Wolfgang von Kluge

Wolfgang von Kluge
Born 5 May 1892
Stettin
Died 30 October 1976(1976-10-30) (aged 84)
Kiel
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–1944
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 292. Infanterie-Division
357. Infanterie-Division
226. Infanterie-Division
Fortress Dunkirk
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Günther von Kluge (brother)

Wolfgang von Kluge (5 May 1892 – 30 October 1976) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • 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 Awards.com
  • Wolfgang von Kluge @ Axis Biographical Research
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Curt Badinski
Commander of 292. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1942 – 20 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Richard John
Preceded by
None
Commander of 357. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1943 – 1 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Knut Eberding
Preceded by
None
Commander of 226. Infanterie-Division
6 July 1944 – 9 September 1944
Succeeded by
Unit became battle group at Fortress Dunkirk
Preceded by
None
Commander of Fortress Dunkirk
6 July 1944 – 31 December 1944
Succeeded by
Vizeadmiral Friedrich Frisius
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