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Karl Eibl

Karl Eibl

German general
Karl Eibl
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Intro German general
A.K.A. Eibel
Was Military personnel
From Austria
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 23 July 1891, Bad Goisern, Austria
Death 21 January 1943, Volgograd, Russia (aged 51 years)
Star sign LeoLeo
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Biography

Karl Eibl (23 July 1891 – 21 January 1943) was an Austrian general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. He also served in World War 1 as an officer in the Austrian Landwehrregiment 21 .

Eibl was killed north-west of Stalingrad on 21 January 1943, during the chaotic retreat forced by the Russian offensive, Operation Little Saturn, when Italian soldiers mistook his command vehicle for a Soviet armored car and blew it up with hand grenades. There is a memorial monument dedicated to him in the city park of Krems, Austria

Awards

  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Wound Badge (1939) in Black
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (23 September 1939) & 1st Class (5 November 1939)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 15 August 1940 as Oberstleutnant and commander of the III./Infanterie-Regiment 131
    • Oak Leaves on 31 December 1941 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 132
    • Swords on 19 December 1942 as Generalmajor and commander of 385. Infanterie-Division
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