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August Wittmann
Born 20 July 1895
Died 29 March 1977(1977-03-29) (age 42)
Place of birth Munich
Place of death Glonn
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Unit Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 95
3. Gebirgs Division
117. Jäger Division
1. Gebirgs Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

August Wittmann (20 July 1895 – 29 March 1977) was a Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 364.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Egbert Picker
Commander of 3. Gebirgs Division
29 September 1943 – 3 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Klatt
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Karl von Le Suire
Commander of 117. Jäger Division
10 July 1944 – 10 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans Kreppel
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Josef Kübler
Commander of 1. Gebirgs Division
10 March 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None


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