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Paul Scheuerpflug

Paul Scheuerpflug

German General and Knight's Cross recipient
Paul Scheuerpflug
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Military officer Soldier Officer
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 3 July 1896, Netphen
Death 8 August 1945, Auschwitz concentration camp (aged 49 years)
Paul Scheuerpflug
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Biography

Paul Scheuerpflug (3 July 1896 – 8 August 1945) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the 68th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Scheuerpflug was wounded 8 May 1945, and taken prisoner by Soviet troops. He died in a POW camp hospital at Auschwitz.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (22 September 1915 & 1st Class (27 January 1917))
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (25 June 1940) & 1st Class (4 July 1941)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 6 September 1942 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 116
    • 791st Oak Leaves on 16 March 1945 as Generalleutnant and commander of 68. Infanterie-Division
  • Mentioned three times in the Wehrmachtbericht (10 November 1943, 14 December 1943, and 19 September 1944)
  • ^ Thomas 1998, p. 254.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 306.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

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