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Alfred Wünnenberg (20 July 1891 – 30 December 1963) was a high-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS and the police of Nazi Germany. He commanded of the SS Polizei Division between December 1941 and June 1943. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. On 10 June 1943, he was moved to command the IV SS Panzer Corps, where he remained until 31 August. That same year he became chief of the Ordnungspolizei (Orpo; uniformed police).

Alfred Wünnenberg
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Chief of Order Police
In office
23 October 1943 – 23 May 1945
LeaderHeinrich Himmler as Chief of German Police
Preceded byKurt Daluege
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1891-07-20)20 July 1891
Saarburg, Alsace-Lorraine
Died30 December 1963(1963-12-30) (aged 72)
Military service
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Branch/service Waffen SS
RankSS-Obergruppenführer, General der Polizei und General der Waffen-SS
UnitIV SS Panzer Corps
SS Polizei Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Awards and decorationsEdit

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 460.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 798.


  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9.
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of IV. SS-Panzerkorps
5 August 1943 – 23 October 1943
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Walter Krüger
Preceded by
SS-Oberstgruppenführer und Generaloberst der Polizei Kurt Daluege
Commander of the Ordnungspolizei
23 October 1943 – 23 May 1945
Succeeded by