German General Officers losses in Africa

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German General Officers losses in Africa

Post by Minotauros » 03 Sep 2010 21:13

KILLED IN ACTION

General der Panzertruppe Georg STUMME
Panzerarmee “Afrika”, 24 X 1942 near El Alamein, heart attack during an inspection tour

Generalleutnant Wolfgang FISCHER
10.Panzer Division, 1 II 1943 near Ain Zhellula (Tunisia), deadly wounded (lost his legs and the left arm) when his car drove into an unmarked italian minefield along with his ordnance officer, Leutnant HEIN and his driver Obergefreiter HELLSTERN. The Ia, Oberstleutnant i.G. Wilhelm BÜRKLIN, was badly injured. He had just the time to write a letter to his wife, then died. Buried in a Soldatenfriedhof near the Flugplatz Tunis (El Awina military airport nowadays)

Generalmajor Georg von BISMARCK
21.Panzer Division, 31 VIII 1942 near El Alamein, airstrike

Generalmajor Walter NEUMANN-SILKOW
15.Panzer Division, 6 XII 1941 severely wounded near El Gubi, died 9 XII 1941 in Derna

Generalmajor Heinrich von PRITTWITZ und GAFFRON
15.Panzer Division, 10 IV 1941 near Tobruq, hit by AT gun fire

Generalmajor Heinz von RANDOW
21.Panzer Division, 21 XII 1942 near Tarabulus

Generalmajor Max SÜMMERMANN
90.Leichte-Afrika Division, 10 XII 1941 airstrike

Generalmajor (LW) Hans SCHÜZ
Luftgaustab z.b.V. Afrika, 31 VIII 1941, over the Mediterranean Sea, MIA

Generalmajor Kurt THOMAS
999.Leichte-Afrika Division, his plane was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea on 5 V 1943

Oberst Andreas BÜCHTING
Höherer Nachrichtenführer 580, 24 X 1942 near El Alamein, shot in the head when on an inspection tour with General der Panzertruppe STUMME

Oberst Max EICHSTÄDT
33.Artillerie Regiment (mot.), his plane was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea on 16 IV 1941 near Pantelleria Island
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Re: German General Officers losses in Africa

Post by Minotauros » 03 Sep 2010 21:21

PRISONERS OF WAR

Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen von ARNIM
Heeresgruppe “Afrika”, 12 V 1943 near Wed el Zit (Sainte-Marie du Zit) by the British

General der Panzertruppe Gustav von VAERST
5.Panzerarmee, 9 V 1943 near Ghar el Melh (Porto Farina)
to Lieutenant General Omar BRADLEY, II Army Corps

General der Panzertruppe Hans CRAMER
Deutsches Afrikakorps, 12 V 1942 near Wed el Zit (Sainte-Marie du Zit)

General der Panzertruppe Ludwig CRÜWELL
Deutsches Afrikakorps/Gruppe Crüwell, 29 V 1942 near Al Ghazala (Libya)

General der Panzertruppe Wilhelm RITTER von THOMA
Deutsches Afrikakorps, 4 XI 1942 Tel el Mampsra (Egypt)

Generalleutnant Willibald BOROWIETZ
15.Panzer Division, 12 V 1943

Generalleutnant Friedrich FREIHERR von BROICH
10.Panzer Division, 12 V 1943 at Grombalia (Tunisia), to the British

Generalleutnant Karl BÜLOWIUS
Division „Von Manteuffel“, 9 V 1943 near Ghar el Melh (Porto Farina)
to Lieutenant General Omar BRADLEY, II Army Corps

Generalleutnant (LW) Gotthard FRANTZ
19.FLAK Division, 13 V 1943

Generalleutnant Theodor GRAF von SPONECK
90.Leichte-Afrika Division, 12 V 1943

Generalmajor (LW) Gerhard BASSENGE
Festigungsraum Tunis-Bizerta, 9 V 1943 near Ghar el Melh (Porto Farina)
to Lieutenant General Omar BRADLEY, II Army Corps

Generalmajor Heinrich-Hermann von HÜLSEN
21.Panzer Division, 13 V 1943

Generalmajor (LW) Carl KÖCHY
Flughafenbereichskommando 5/XIII, 13 V 1943 to the British

Generalmajor Fritz KRAUSE
334.Infanterie Division, 9 V 1943 near Ghar el Melh (Porto Farina)
to Lieutenant General Omar BRADLEY, II Army Corps

Generalmajor Kurt FREIHERR von LIEBENSTEIN
164.Leichte-Afrika Division, 12 V 1943

Generalmajor (LW) Georg NEUFFER
20.FLAK Division, 9 V 1943 near Ghar el Melh (Porto Farina)
to Lieutenant General Omar BRADLEY, II Army Corps

Generalmajor Johann von RAVENSTEIN
21.Panzer Division, 29 XI 1941 near Tobruq - first German General Officer made POW by the Allies in WWII

Generalmajor Artur SCHMITT
KORÜCK 556/Kampfgruppe Bardia, 2 I 1942 Bardia

Generalmajor Ernst SCHNARRENBERGER
KORÜCK 556, 11 V 1943

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Re: German General Officers losses in Africa

Post by Urmel » 27 Jan 2011 07:16

Minotauros wrote:Generalmajor Artur SCHMITT
KORÜCK 556/Kampfgruppe Bardia, 2 I 1942 Bardia
This was not called 'Kampfgruppe Bardia', but 'Sektor West'. Sektor Ost (which included the Halfaya Pass) was commanded by Italian General Fedele de Giorgis who was taken POW on 17 Jan 42 when his sector had to surrender due to lack of supplies.

Both of them received the Ritterkreuz for their defense.

http://www.generals.dk/general/De_Giorg ... Italy.html
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: German General Officers losses in Africa

Post by askropp » 05 Sep 2014 12:24

I think Eichstädt was not aboard a plane but travelled with a convoy ("Geleitzug 20") that was sunk by the RN Force K.
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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Re: German General Officers losses in Africa

Post by Urmel » 05 Sep 2014 13:57

Possible, the command staff of AR 33 was on the 20. Staffel which was sunk near the Kerkhennah buoy.

Not sure why colonels are included amongst generals? In any case if you want to include them there is at least one missing, Oberst Teege, OC PR8, KIA 2-11-42 during counter-attacks at El Alamein.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: German General Officers losses in Africa

Post by askropp » 05 Sep 2014 14:29

Eichstädt and Büchting were posthumously promoted to GM, I think that's why they were included.
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