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Dr. med.dent.
Walter Karl Friedrich Assmann
Born (1896-07-22)22 July 1896
Died 1 May 1964(1964-05-01) (aged 67)
Place of birth Mühlhausen, Province of Saxony
Place of death Offenbach am Main
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 101. Jäger Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. med. dent. Walter Karl Friedrich Assmann[Notes 1] (22 July 1896 – 1 May 1964) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 101. Jäger Division. 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. Walter Assmann was captured by American troops in 1945 and held until 1947.

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  1. In German a Doctor of Medical Dentistry is abbreviated as Dr. med. dent. (Doctor medicinae dentariae).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 18.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 101.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz and Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-1153-6.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Emil Vogel
Commander of 101. Jäger-Division
12 July 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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