Gerhard Lindemann

Gerhard Lindemann

Gerhard Lindemann
Born (1896-08-02)2 August 1896
Verden an der Aller
Died 28 April 1994(1994-04-28) (aged 97)
Bremen
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–20
1934–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 361. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Gerhard Lindemann (2 August 1896 – 28 April 1994) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Gerhard Lindemann was captured by Soviet forces in July 1944 during the Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive. He was released from captivity in 1955.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 239.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 74.
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Siegmund Freiherr von Schleinitz
Commander of 361. Infanterie-Division
30 May 1944 – 22 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Alfred Philippi