Karl Göbel

Karl Göbel

Karl Göbel
Born (1900-01-20)20 January 1900
Died 2 March 1945(1945-03-02) (aged 45)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1930)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–30
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 299. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

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

Karl Göbel (20 January 1900 – 2 March 1945) was a 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. Karl Göbel was wounded on 16 February 1945 in the Courland Pocket and died on 2 March 1945. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 203.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 164.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Junck
Commander of 299. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1944 – 16 February 1945
Succeeded by