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There were two brothers, both Oberst (Heer).
The younger won the oakleaves and should be promoted to Generalmajor for bravery.
By mistake the OKH/PA gazetted the promotion of the elder brother to Generalmajor (d.R.), and oddly enough this promotion continued to exist.
The younger went away empty handed (still as Oberst).
This Officer was considered to be a brave and competent commander and was highly decorated. He lost an arm in 1942 as commander of a Panzer Regt. and some believed he never fully recovered. In 1944 he served as temporary/acting commander of two panzer divisions (on both the east and west front) within a few months time. Finally, he attained the rank of Generalmajor. Can you name this man?