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Sigismund-Helmut von Dawans
Born (1899-09-23)September 23, 1899
Died June 10, 1944(1944-06-10) (aged 44)
Place of birth Erfurt
Place of death La Caine, Normandy, France
Buried at La Cambe German war cemetery
Grave 399/400
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Wehrmacht
Rank Generalmajor
Battles/wars World War II
Awards German Cross in Gold

Generalmajor Sigismund-Helmut Konrad Alfred Felix Georg Ritter[1] und Edler von Dawans[2] (23 September 1899 – 10 June 1944)[3] was a general in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of the German Cross in Gold on 26 August 1942.[4]

Sigismund-Helmut von Dawans was born on 23 September 1899. He married Ingeborg Hane on 6 April 1923 at Blankensee.

Von Dawans was killed during the RAF's attack on Panzer Group West's headquarters at La Caine on 10 June 1944.[5]

Military career[]

  • 1 September 1939 - 6 October 1939 3. Armee 'von Küchler', Ic Maj. i. G.
  • 13 October 1939 - 1 November 1940 19 Infanterie Division, Ia oberstleunant, the 01.11.1940 renowned 19th Panzer Division
  • December 1941/6 January 1942? - 22 March 1942 XIII Corps, Chef des Generalstabes
  • 1 April 1942 - 21 June 1942 III Motorised Corps, Oberst, Chef des Generalstabes
  • 21 June 1942 - 15 February 1943 III Panzer Corps, Chef des Generalstabes
  • 15 May 1943 - 15 October 1943 4 Army, Chef des Generalstabes
  • 1 December 1943/ 24 January 1944? - (KIA)10-06-1944 Panzergruppe West Chef des Generalstabes Oberst, then Generalmajor

Promotions[]

  • Leutnant: 19 December 1917
  • Oberleutnant: ?
  • Hauptmann: ?
  • Major: 10 June 1938
  • Oberstleutnant: 1 March 1940
  • Oberst: 1 March 1942
  • Generalmajor: 1 February 1944

References[]

  1. Regarding personal names: Ritter was a title, before 1919, but now is regarded as part of the surname. It is translated as Knight. Before the August 1919 abolition of nobility as a separate estate, titles preceded the full name when given (Prinz Otto von Bismarck). After 1919, these titles, along with any nobiliary prefix (von, zu, etc.), could be used, but were regarded as part of the surname, and thus came after a first name (Otto Prinz von Bismarck). There is no equivalent feminine form.
  2. Military Career of Sigismund-Hellmut Ritter und Edler von Dawans (German) at www.ordersofbattle.com
  3. Lundy, Darryl. "ThePeerage.com - Person Page 6485". The Peerage. http://www.thepeerage.com/p6485.htm. [unreliable source]
  4. Patzwall 2001, p. 79
  5. Page en construction ! at debarquement.com
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 2001. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.

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