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Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski (2 January 1899 – 19 September 1966) was a Gold Medal winning Olympic equestrian and German general during World War II. He commanded the 20th Panzer Division and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

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Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski
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Born(1899-01-02)2 January 1899
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died19 September 1966(1966-09-19) (aged 67)
Gaißach, Bavaria, West Germany
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
RankGeneralmajor
Commands held20th Panzer Division
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski

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  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 132.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 338.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 578.

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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
  • 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
General der Panzertruppe Mortimer von Kessel
Commander of 20th Panzer Division
November 6, 1944-May 8, 1945
Succeeded by
none