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Heinrich-Anton Deboi
Born 6 April 1893
Died 5 July 1955(1955-07-05) (aged 62)
Place of birth Landshut
Place of death Kempten
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 44. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich-Anton Deboi (6 April 1893 – 5 July 1955) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held several commands at the divisional levels. 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. Heinrich-Anton Deboi was captured in 1943 at the Battle of Stalingrad and held until 1953.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 134.
  • 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
Generalleutnant Friedrich Siebert
Commander of 44. Infanterie-Division
2 May 1942 – 29 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Franz Beyer

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