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Walter Gericke

Walter Gericke German military officer

German military officer
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Intro German military officer
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 23 December 1907, Bilderlahe, Germany
Death 19 October 1991, Alsfeld, Germany (aged 83 years)
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
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Biography

Walter Gericke (23 December 1907 – 19 October 1991), was a German paratroop officer in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II and a general in the Bundeswehr of West Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Gericke took part in the Battle of the Netherlands and the Battle of Crete as a Fallschirmjäger battalion commander. He later commanded the Fallschirjäger-Regiment 11 (part of the 4. Fallschirmjäger-Division)) and fought in the Battle of Anzio.

Gericke joined the newly formed Bundeswehr after the rearmament of West Germany and as a Generalmajor led the 1. Luftlande-Division from 1962 to 1965.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (10 April 40) & 1st Class (12 May 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 12 December 1943 as Major in the II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 14 June 1941 as Hauptmann and commander of the IV./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment
    • 585th Oak Leaves on 17 September 1944 as Major and commander of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 11
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1055246215
http://isni.org/isni/0000000041278544
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002048859
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p069982899
https://viaf.org/viaf/47138833
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2002048859
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