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Paul Otto Ferdinand Betz
Born (1895-07-10)July 10, 1895
Died 9 May 1944(1944-05-09) (aged 48)
Place of birth Hamburg
Place of death Sevastopol, Ukraine
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held 50. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Otto Ferdinand Betz (10 July 1895 – 9 May 1944) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Paul Betz was killed on 9 May 1944 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor and awarded the Knight's Cross.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 112.
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 Friedrich Sixt
Commander of 50. Infanterie-Division
30 April 1944 – 9 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Georg Haus
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