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Ulrich Kleemann
Born (1892-03-23)March 23, 1892
Died January 1, 1963(1963-01-01) (aged 70)
Place of birth Langensalza
Place of death Oberursel
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911-1945
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 3. Schützen-Brigade
Sturm-Division "Rhodos"
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves

Ulrich Kleemann (23 March 1892 – 1 January 1963) was an officer in the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) during World War II.

Colonel (Oberst) Kleemann of the 3rd Motorized Infantry Brigade (3.Schützen-Brigade) was awarded a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 13 October 1941. He was awarded the Oak Leaves on 16 September 1943.

Brigadier-General (Generalmajor) Kleemann commanded the 90th Light Africa Division (90.Leichte Afrika-Division) in North Africa from 10 April 1942 to 13 July 1942 and from 10 August 1942 to 1 November 1942.

During the Dodecanese Campaign, Major-General (Generalleutnant) Kleemann commanded the 7,500-strong Assault Division "Rhodes" (Sturm-Division Rhodos) for the German assault on the Italian garrison of Rhodes.

From 27 November 1944 to 8 May 1945, Lieutenant-General (General der Panzertruppen) Kleeman commanded Tank Corps "Feldherrnhalle" on the Eastern Front. Kleeman's tank corps fought in Hungary and was ruinously involved with the Battle of Budapest.

Command history[]

  • 1938 to 1940 Commanding Officer, 3rd Motorized Infantry (Schützen) Regiment
  • 1940 to 1942 Commanding Officer, 3rd Motorized Infantry Brigade
  • 1942 to 1943 General Officer Commanding, 90th Light Africa Division, North Africa
  • 1943 to 1944 General Officer Commanding, Assault Division "Rhodes"
  • 1944 to 1945 General Officer Commanding, Tank Corps "Feldherrnhalle"

Awards and decorations[]

See also[]


  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2004). Eichenlaubträger 1940 - 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe II Ihlefeld - Primozic (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 3-932381-21-1.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Richard Veith
Commander of 90. Light Africa Division
April 29, 1942 – June 14, 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Werner Marcks
Preceded by
Generalmajor Günther Pape
Commander of Panzerkorps Feldherrnhalle
November 27, 1944 - May 8, 1945
Succeeded by

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