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Wilhelm Behrens
Born (1888-08-23)23 August 1888
Died 15 August 1968(1968-08-15) (aged 79)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Lotte
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1944
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 106
328. Infanterie-Division
Division Nr. 193

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Behrens (23 August 1888 – 15 August 1968) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Wilhelm Behrens was discharged from active service in 1944, in 1946 he was taken by the Red Army and held until 1949.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
  • 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
Generalleutnat Albert Fett
Commander of 328. Infanterie-Division
30 December 1941 - 10 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Tresckow
Preceded by
Generalmajor Paul Löhning
Commander of Division Nr. 193
1 June 1942 - 1 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Eckkard von Geyso

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