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Erich Jaschke
Born (1890-05-11)11 May 1890
Died 18 October 1961(1961-10-18) (aged 71)
Place of birth Danzig
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 20. Infanterie-Division
LV. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Erich Jaschke (11 May 1890 – 18 October 1961) was a General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Erich Jaschke was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorationsEdit


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 200.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.
  • 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
Generalleutnant Hans Zorn
Commander of 20. Infanterie-Division
12 January 1942 – 30 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Georg Jauer
Preceded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Freiherr von Roman
Commander of LV. Armeekorps
10 March 1943 – 5 October 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Herrlein

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