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Ernst Dehner
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Ernst Dehner in 1948
Born (1889-03-05)March 5, 1889
Died 13 September 1970(1970-09-13) (aged 81)
Place of birth Hersbruck
Place of death Wiesbaden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 87
106. Infanterie-Division
LXXXII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst Dehner (5 March 1889 – 13 September 1970) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie 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. Ernst Dehner was captured by Allied troops in May 1945. He was held until 1947. In 1948 he was found guilty of war crimes at the Hostages Trial and was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, but was released in 1951.

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References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 134.
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
Oberst Kurt von der Chevallerie
Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 87
12 November 1936 – 14 November 1940
Succeeded by
Oberst Walter Fries
Preceded by
None
Commander of 106. Infanterie-Division
28 November 1940 – 3 May 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alfons Hitter
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Alfred Böhm-Tettelbach
Commander of LXXXII. Armeekorps
31 October 1942 – 1 April 1943
Succeeded by
General der Pioniere Erwin Jaenecke
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Erwin Jaenecke
Commander of LXXXII. Armeekorps
1 June 1943 – 10 July 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Johann Sinnhuber
Preceded by
None
Commander of LXIX. Armeekorps
20 January 1944 – 31 March 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Julius Ringel

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