Gerhard Berthold

Gerhard Berthold (12 March 1891 – 14 April 1942) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Berthold was killed on 14 April 1942 in Yukhnov, Russia. He was posthumously promoted to Generalleutnant.

Gerhard Berthold
Born12 March 1891
Died14 April 1942(1942-04-14) (aged 51)
Yukhnov
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
RankGeneralleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held31st Infantry Division
XXXXIII Army Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Awards and decorationsEdit

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Thomas & Wegmann 1987, p. 440.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 111.

BibliographyEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Kurt Kalmukoff
Commander of 31. Infanterie-Division
13 August 1941 – 20 January 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Friedrich Hoßbach
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Gotthard Heinrici
Commander of XXXXIII Army Corps
20 January 1942 - 1 February 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Kurt Brennecke