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Theodor Kretschmer
German General and Knight's Cross recipients

Theodor Kretschmer

Theodor Kretschmer
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 26 November 1901, Burghaun
Death 5 December 1986, Schlitz (aged 85 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Theodor Kretschmer
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Theodor Kretschmer (26 November 1901 – 5 December 1986) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Kretschmer joined the German Army in 1919 and was commissioned in 1924. After a number of staff positions he briefly became commander of the 16th Panzer-Division in late 1944 before taking over as the commander of the 17th Panzer Division on 1 February 1945. Kretschmer was promoted to Major General on 1 April 1945. He surrendered his division on 11 May 1945 east of Prague. Convicted in the Soviet Union as a war criminal, he was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 8 March 1945 as Oberst and commander of 17. Panzer-Division
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 225.

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