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Joachim Witthöft
Born (1887-09-23)23 September 1887
Died 7 July 1966(1966-07-07) (aged 78)
Place of birth Marienwerder
Place of death Dalheim-Rödgen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1906–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 86. Infanterie-Division
XXVII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Joachim Witthöft (23 September 1887 – 7 July 1966) 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. Joachim Witthöft was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held for several months.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 364.
Bibliography
  • 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
None
Commander of 86. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 – 1 January 1942
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Helmuth Weidling
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Eccard Freiherr von Gablenz
Commander of XXVII. Armeekorps
3 January 1942 – 1 July 1942
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Walter Weiß

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