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Günther Krappe
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Hermann Meyer-Rabingen (right) inspecting the Indian Legion with Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel (center) and Generalleutnant Günther Krappe (left).
Born (1893-04-13)13 April 1893
Died 31 December 1981(1981-12-31) (aged 88)
Place of birth Schilde, district Dramburg
Place of death Altena
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912-1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 61. Infanterie-Division
Generalkommando X. SS-Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Krappe (13 April 1893 – 31 December 1981) was a German officer in the Second World War. He commanded the 61st Infantry Division.

PromotionsEdit

CareerEdit

Entered Army Service (25 September 1912)
Fahnenjunker in the 34th Fusilier-Regiment (25 September 1912–1914)
Platoon & Company Leader (1914–1918)
Transferred into the 4th Reichswehr-Infantry-Regiment (1 October 1919–1922)
Adjutant of II. Battalion of the 4th Infantry-Regiment (1922–1 June 1926)
Company-Chief in the 4th Infantry-Regiment (1 June 1926–1 October 1930)
Chief Intelligence Officer (Ic) in the Staff of the 2nd Division (1 October 1930–1 October 1935)
Commander of II. Battalion of the 59th Infantry-Regiment (1 October 1935–1 October 1937)
Commander of III. Battalion of the 73rd Infantry-Regiment (1 October 1937–1 July 1939)
Commander of the 1st Supplemental-Regiment, Danzig (1 July 1939–1 October 1939)
Military-Attaché in Budapest (1 October 1939–30 April 1941)
Military-Attaché in Madrid (1 October 1941–1 December 1942)
Führer-Reserve OKH (1 December 1942–18 January 1943)
Division-Leader-Course, Panzer Troop School Wünsdorf (18 January 1943–12 February 1943)
Delegated with the Leadership of the 61st Infantry Division (12 February 1943–1 May 1943)
Commander of the 61st Infantry-Division (1 May 1943–11 December 1944)
Führer-Reserve OKH (15 December 1944–10 February 1945)
Course for Commanding Generals (4 November 1944–31 January 1945)
Delegated with the Leadership of X. Waffen SS-Corps der SS (10 February 1945–6 March 1945)
In Soviet captivity (6 March 1945–1 March 1949)
Released (1 March 1949)

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 272.
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
Generalleutnant Werner Hühner
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
February 1943 – April 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generalleutant Gottfried Weber
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
May 1943 – December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Joachim Albrecht von Blücher
Preceded by
Generalmajor Joachim Albrecht von Blücher
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
February 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
none

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