Walter Krüger (Wehrmacht general)

Eugen Walter Krüger (23 March 1892 – 11 July 1973) was a German general during World War II who commanded the LVIII Panzer Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Walter Krüger
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Krüger (center) in June 1944
Born23 March 1892
Zeitz, German Empire
Died11 July 1973(1973-07-11) (aged 81)
Baden-Baden, West Germany
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
Years of service1910–45
RankGeneral der Panzertruppe
Commands held1st Panzer Division
LVIII Panzer Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 417.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 258.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.

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.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Kirchner
Commander of 1st Panzer Division
17 July 1941 – 31 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Richard Koll
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Commander of LVIII. Panzerkorps
10 February 1944 – 25 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Botsch