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Anton-Detlev von Plato
Born 6 June 1910
Died 12 October 2001(2001-10-12) (aged Script error: No such module "age".)
Place of birth Grabow
Place of death Lüchow
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1930–1945
1955–1970
Rank Oberst im Generalstab (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit 5. Panzer-Division
Commands held 1. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Anton-Detlev von Plato (6 June 1910 – 12 October 2001) was a highly decorated Oberst im Generalstab in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Generalleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 277.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Meyer-Detring
Commander of 1. Panzer-Division (Bundeswehr)
1 October 1963 – 30 September 1966
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Klaus Schubert


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