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Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt
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Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt
Born (1897-11-15)15 November 1897
Died 15 January 1973(1973-01-15) (aged 75)
Place of birth Affalterbach
Place of death Öhringen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 421
Grenadier-Regiment 421
98. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt (15 November 1897 – 15 January 1973) was a German Generalleutnant serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career[edit | edit source]

Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt joined the military service of the German Empire as a volunteer in the 5. Württembergisches Grenadier-Regiment "König Karl" Nr. 123 (5th Württemberg Infantry Regiment) of the 27. Division in 1916, with which he took part in World War I. Holding the rank of Leutnant (second lieutenant), he was discharged from military service in 1920 and joined the police force in the Weimar Republic. He returned to the military service in the Heer of the Wehrmacht as a Hauptmann (captain) on 1 November 1935.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
10 September 1944 (Addendum) Die 98. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Generalmajor Reinhard hat sich in den schweren Abwehrkämpfen an der Adriaküste durch besondere Standhaftigkeit ausgezeichnet.[4] The 98th Infantry Division under leadership of Generalmajor Reinhard distinguished itself by showing exceptional firmness in the heavy defensive battles at the Adriatic coast.

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas 1998, p. 192.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 371.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Scherzer 2007, p. 620.
  4. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 238.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges (in German). Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • Walther P. Fellgiebel (1986). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes, 1939-1945: die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall / Scherzer (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz. Band II. Verlag Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger: 1940-1945. ISBN 3-932381-22-X. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger: die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Hauptband. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger, 1940-1945: L-Z. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945: 1939-1941. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Martin Gareis
Commander of 98th Infanterie-Division
1 February 1944 – 11 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Schiel


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