Gerhard Pick

Gerhard Pick

Gerhard Pick
Born 17 November 1910
Died 11 May 1987(1987-05-11) (aged 76)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 577

World War II

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

Gerhard Otto Pick (17 November 1910 – 11 May 1987) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht 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. Gerhard Pick was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until July 1945.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 155.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 276.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht