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Curt Gallenkamp
Born (1890-02-17)February 17, 1890
Died 13 April 1958(1958-04-13) (aged 68)
Place of birth Wesel
Place of death Wiesbaden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1945
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 78. Infanterie-Division
LXXX. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Kurt von Tippelskirch (brother in-law)

Curt Gallenkamp (17 February 1890 – 13 April 1958) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie 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. Curt Gallenkamp was captured by British troops in May 1945. He was tried for war crimes for the deaths of British paratroops/commandos and an American pilot. He was sentenced to be hanged in 1947, but had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment and was released in 1952.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 159.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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]. Friedburg, 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
General der Artillerie Fritz Brand
Commander of 78. Infanterie-Division
1 October 1939 – 29 September 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Emil Markgraf
Preceded by
Commander of LXXX. Armeekorps
27 May 1942 – 7 August 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Dr. Franz Beyer

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