Wolfgang Lange (general)

Wolfgang Lange (1 June 1898 – 10 February 1988) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Lange surrendered to the American troops on 15 April 1945 in the Ruhr Pocket.

Wolfgang Lange
Born1 June 1898
Died10 February 1988(1988-02-10) (aged 89)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
RankGeneralleutnant
Commands held564. Volksgrenadier-Division
183. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 232.

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Martin Ronicke
Commander of 339. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1943 – 15 November 1943
Succeeded by
Remnants formed into Korps-Abteilung C
Preceded by
Generalleutnant August Dettling
Commander of Korps-Abteilung C
15 November 1943 – April 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Gerhard Lindemann
Preceded by
Oberst Gerhard Lindemann
Commander of Korps-Abteilung C
1 June 1944 – 27 July 1944
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Formed from 564. Grenadier-Division
Commander of 564. Volksgrenadier-Division
1 September 1944 – 15 September 1944
Succeeded by
Absorbed into 183. Volksgrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Absorbed 564. Volksgrenadier-Division
Commander of 183. Volksgrenadier-Division
15 September 1944 – 25 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hinrich Warrelmann