Arthur Kullmer

Arthur Kullmer

Arthur Kullmer
Born 17 August 1896
Großbockenheim
Died 28 March 1953(1953-03-28) (aged 56)
Sverdlovsk
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914-45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 106. Infanterie-Division
296. Infanterie-Division
558. Volksgrenadier-Division
XLIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Arthur Kullmer (17 August 1896 – 28 March 1953) was a German general who commanded several divisions during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Arthur Kullmer died on 28 March 1953 in Soviet captivity.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
3 December 1943 Im Mittelabschnitt war der Druck des Feindes gegen unsere Stellungen im Raum von Gomel schwächer. In den zähen und erbitterten Abwehrkämpfen der vergangenen Tage haben hier die main-frankische 4. Panzerdivision unter Generalleutnant von Saucken und die bayerische 296. Infanteriedivision unter Generalleutnant Kullmer bei schwierigen Kampfverhältnissen alle Durchbruchsversuche der Sowjets vereitelt.[4] In the middle sector, the pressure of the enemy against our positions in area of Gomel was weaker. In the tough and fierce defensive battles of the past few days here have the Main-Frankish 4th Panzer Division under Lieutenant-General Von Saucken and the Bavarian 296th Infantry Division under Lieutenant General Kullmer, thwarted all Soviet break through attempts in difficult combat circumstances.

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 426.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 229.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 619.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Alfons Hitter
Commander of 106. Infanterie-Division
1 November 1942 – 10 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Forst
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Faulenbach
Commander of 296. Infanterie-Division
10 January 1943 – June 1944
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Kurt Versock
Commander of XLIII. Armeekorps
20 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None