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Ferdinand Jodl
Ferdinand Jodl
Born (1896-11-28)28 November 1896
Died 9 June 1956(1956-06-09) (aged 59)
Place of birth Landau, Kingdom of Bavaria
Place of death Essen, Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914-1945
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held XIX Mountain Corps
  • World War I
  • World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Alfred Jodl (brother)

Ferdinand Alfred Friedrich Jodl (28 November 1896 – 9 June 1956) was a German Wehrmacht officer, who notably served as the General der Gebirgstruppe of Mountain Corps Norway (Gebirgskorps Norwegen) during the Petsamo–Kirkenes Offensive. He was the brother of Alfred Jodl, the German military commander who after the war was executed as a war criminal, and later acquitted by a German court.

Career[edit | edit source]

Jodl family grave, Ferdinand's name on the memorial slab.

  • Chief Operations, XII Corps (1938 – 1940)
  • Chief of Staff, XII Corps (1940)
  • Chief of Staff, IL Mountain Corps (1940 – 1942)
  • Chief of Staff, XX Mountain Army, Finland (1942 – 1944)
  • General of the Mountain Troops (General der Gebirgstruppe), XIX Mountain Corps (1944)
  • Acting General in charge of the Narvik Detachment (1944 – 1945)

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 201.
  • 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
General der Gebirgstruppe Georg Ritter von Hengl
Commander of XIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
15 May 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Organisation disbanded

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