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Walter Gericke

Walter Gericke

German military officer
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Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth December 23, 1907 (Bilderlahe)
Death October 19, 1991 (Alsfeld)
Walter Gericke
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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 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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http://isni.org/isni/0000000041278544
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1055246215
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2002048859
https://viaf.org/viaf/47138833
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q74934
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/47138833
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