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Wolfgang von Kluge

Wolfgang von Kluge
Born 5 May 1892
Died 30 October 1976(1976-10-30) (aged 84)
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

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


  • 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
  • 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
Commander of 357. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1943 – 1 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Knut Eberding
Preceded by
Commander of 226. Infanterie-Division
6 July 1944 – 9 September 1944
Succeeded by
Unit became battle group at Fortress Dunkirk
Preceded by
Commander of Fortress Dunkirk
6 July 1944 – 31 December 1944
Succeeded by
Vizeadmiral Friedrich Frisius
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