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Friedrich-Carl Rabe von Pappenheim
Born (1894-10-05)October 5, 1894
Died 9 June 1977(1977-06-09) (aged 82)
Place of birth Münster
Place of death Hamm
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 97. Jäger-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Diplomat

Friedrich-Carl Rabe von Pappenheim (5 October 1894 – 9 June 1977) was a highly decorated 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. Friedrich-Carl Rabe von Pappenheim was taken prisoner by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was released in 1955.

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Wehrmachtbericht references[]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
21 February 1944 Im Südabschnitt der Ostfront haben sich die bayerische 97. Jägerdivision unter Führung des Generalmajors Rabe v. Papenheim und die ostpreußische 24. Panzerdivision unter Führung des Generalmajors und Reichsfrhr. v. Edelsheim besonders ausgezeichnet.[3] In the southern sector of the Eastern Front have the Bavarian 97 Rifle Division under the command of Major General Rabe v. Papenheim and the East Prussian 24 Armoured Division under the leadership of Major General Reichsfreiherr v. Edelsheim particularly excelled.

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Citations
  1. Scherzer 2007, p. 609.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 348.
  3. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 40.
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.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ludwig Müller
Commander of 97. Jäger-Division
13 December 1943 – 17 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Robert Bader

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