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General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by captain_wright » 09 Apr 2011 03:06

Of all the nations engaged in fighting during World War II BOTH Allied and Axis, which nation had the largest number of General Officers KIA?

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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by HFK » 09 Apr 2011 06:38

Hello James,
You picked a good time to ask, because I did a census a few days ago. The numbers are as follows, with breakdown by branches.
German Army - KIA- 229 KIAW - 59 MIA - 30
German Air Force KIA - 22 KIAW- 3 MIA - 5
SS KIA - 85 KIAW - 10 MIA - 14
NAVY KIA- 16 KIAW - 0 MIA - 2
TOTALS KIA 352 KIAW 72 MIA 51 FINAL TOTAL 475

RUSSIA ARMY KIA - 257 KIAW- 71 MIA - 22
RUSSIA AIR FORCE KIA- 10 KIAW - 3 MIA - 0
RUSSIA NAVY KIA - 6 KIAW - 1 MIA - 0
RUSSIA NKVD KIA - 6 KIAW - O MIA- 0
TOTALS KIA - 279 KIAW - 75 MIA - 22 FINAL TOTAL 376
The german figures are, I would estimate 90% perfect. I know I am missing info on some general officers. With the Russian numbers I would think I have between 60 and 80 per cent of total casualties. Even the Russians do not know their general casualties, or as they call it "irrevocable losses". And these numbers do not include the at minimum 94 generals executed, mainly for losing battles, 25 who died in accidents, such as air crashes or vehicle accidents. All the other countries are far behind, but if you want I can post numbers on them.

at least 11 Russian generals died in Russian prisons or camps during the war.
The 2 best books on Russian losses are Fallen Soviet Generals, by Aleksandr Maslow, and Sacrifice of the Generals, by Michael Parrish.

I could go on with this, but I think this is the information you asked for.
Best Regards,, Harry

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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by captain_wright » 09 Apr 2011 17:24

Please continue, do you have anything concerning the U.S., Great Britain, Italy and Japan?

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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by HFK » 09 Apr 2011 23:49

Hello James,
UNITED STATES
KIA 11
KIAW 1
MIA 1
PLANE CRASH 4
EXEC BY JAPANESE 2
GREAT BRITAIN
KIA 30
KIAW 5
MIA 1
DIED PW 2
DIED ACCIDENT 8
COMMONWEALTH
KIA 6
DIED ACCIDENT 6


CHINA
KIA 240
KIAW 7
MIA 3
DIED PW 30
EXEC BY KMT 26
EXEC BY JAPANESE 7
EXEC BY PLA 84
ASSASSINATED 5
DIED ACCIDENTS 2
DIED PLANE CRASH 5
SUICIDE 18

JAPAN
KIA 78 THE OFFICIAL TOTAL SUPPOSEDLY IS 99
KIAW 4
EXEC ALLIES 39
DIED ACCID 4
ASSASSINATED 4
DIED PW 52
DIED PLANE CRASH 7
SUICIDE 47

ITALY
KIA 23
KIAW 1
EXEC BY GERMANS 22
MIA 2
DIED PW 2
DIED PLANE CRASH 1
EXEC BY ITALY 6
EXEC BY ALLIES 3
Except for the United States, these numbers are far from complete. I have many names missing years of birth and death. And sometimes I have the year of death, but don't know if the general died on the battlefield or of illness. Any help on the obscure generals from other members would be appreciated by me, (and by Steen too).

Would you like the numbers for the ww1 Azerbaijani army ? :D
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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by captain_wright » 10 Apr 2011 00:14

I didn't know that Azerbaijan had an army during WW I, let's see what you've got, and by the way,Thanks!

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Post by HFK » 10 Apr 2011 00:25

Howdy James,
For Azerbaijan I have 60 names. 29 were executed, 2 in 1919, and 27 in 1920. I is MIA and 1 died during the uprising angainst Soviet Russia. You're welcome.
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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by JC » 10 Apr 2011 14:22

French MacLean, in his excellent book on the subject, Quiet Flows the Rhine, lists a total of 167 General officers of the German Heer as being killed (+suicide) during WWII. I'd be interested in comparing his list to yours Harry.

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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by HFK » 10 Apr 2011 16:34

Hello JC,
LT-Col McLean wrote a great book, and I have a signed copy. You wrote he lists 167 generals, and so he does on page 3, but on page 2 he has the number of generals kia & kiaw as 223.
Overall, he skipped or overlooked many generals. On page 3 he writes "This work will focus on those general officers who were in command of divisions, corps or armies". Therefore I will stand with my numbers.
Reagrds, Harry

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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by JC » 10 Apr 2011 17:11

Harry,

I wasn't questioning your numbers, I simply wanted to compare the lists!

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Post by HFK » 10 Apr 2011 21:15

I just finished typing the KIA generals, and it seems to be lost. Guess I'll have to do it again.

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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

Post by JC » 10 Apr 2011 22:53

Harry,

Since you have the book, just give me the ones MacLean doesn't include.

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Post by HFK » 10 Apr 2011 22:55

German generals KIA Part 1
Arndt, Edgar 44-8 France
von Arnim, Harry 41-10 Russia
Baer, Karl 44-1 Russia
Baessler, Johannes 44-11 France
Baltzer, Richard 45-5 Prag
Baltzer, Robert 43-8 Kiev
Bartcky, Viktor 41-8 Russia
Bartsch, Erich 41-10 Russia
Berger, Adolf 43-8 Russia
Bergmann, Friedrich 41-12 Russia
Bernecker, Erich 41-10 Russia
Berthold, Gerhard 42-4 Russia
Betz, Paul 44-5 Russia
Betzel, Clemens, 45-3 Danzig
Beutler, Otto 44-7 Russia
Biermann, Otto 45-5 Berlin
von Bismarck, Georg 42-8 el Alamein
Block, Johannes 45-1 Poland
Blümke, Friedrich 44-9 Russia
Braun, Georg 41-11 Russia
von Briesen, Kurt 41-11 Rusia
von Brodowski, Fritz 44-10 France
Bronsart von Schellendorff, Heinrich 44-9 France
Bucher, Wolfgang 44-2 Russia
Buck, Albert 42-9 Russia
Büchting, Andreas 42-10 el Alamein
von Bülow, Cord 42-3 Russia
Büsing, Otto 44-3 Russia
Christiani, Horst 42-11 Channel Isl.
Chrobeck, Bruno 42-10 Stalingrad
Damerau-Dambrowski, Joachim 43-7 Russia
Daube, Wilhelm 41-8 Russia
Daubert, Hans 41-10 Russia
Dewitz von Krebs, Gunther 40-6 France
Digeon von Monteton, Constantin Baron 44-7 Russia
von Döring, Berndt 44-7 Italy
von Doser, Robert Ritter 43-9 Russia
von Drabich-Wachter, Viktor 44-8 Normandy
Drescher, Otto 44-8Memel
Eberle, Rene 45-3 Germany
Eibl, Karl 43-1 Russia
von Eichstädt, Werner 44-8 Russia
von Eichstädt, Max 41-4 Pontellaria
von Elverfeldt, Harald Frh 45-3 Koln
Falley, Wilhelm 44-6 Normandy
Finger, Arthur 45-1 Poland
Fischer, Karl 42-3 Russia
Fischer, Wolfgang 43-2 Tunisia
von Frantzius, Botho 42-12 Russia
Freutel, Lothar 44-2 Russia
Friedrich, Rudolf 45-5 Czechosl
von Fritsch Werner 39-9 Poland
Fuchs, Egon 40-6 France
Gabcke, Otto 42-3 Russia
Garski, Eugen 42-9 Russia
Geerkens, Heinrich 44-1 Russia
von Gilsa, Werner 45-4 Germany
Gross, Karl 44-5 Lemberg
Grosse, Erich 42-12 Stalingrad
Gruner, Erich 44-5 Russia
Günther, Erich 44-5 Russia
Haccius, Ernst 43-2 Russia
von dem Hagen, Heinrich 45-5 Germany
von dem Hagen, Oskar Oswald 40-5 Holland
Hanspach, Walter 42-8 Russia
von Heineccius, Richard 43-11 Hamburg (air attack)
Heinrich, Wilhelm 43-11 Russia
Heinrichs, Konrad 44-9 Belgium
Heisig, Alfred 45-4 Germany
Hellmich, Heinz 44-6 Normandy
Hellmich, Richard 44-7 Greece
Herold, Walter 44-11 Russia
Hertzsch, Friedrich 41-7 Russia
Hewelke, Georg 42-1 Russia
Hieber, Edgar 43-7 Russia
Hippler, Bruno 42-3 Russia
von Hirschfeld, Harald 45-1 Poland
Höcherl, Georg 44-4 Russia
Hölz, Johannes 45-4 Germany
Hohmeyer, Heinrich 42-6 Russia
Huffenbach, Helmuth 45-3 Estonia
Ilgen, Max 43-9 Russia
Jost, Walter 45-4 Italy
Källner, Hans 45-4 Bohemia
Kalmukoff, Kurt 41-8 Russia
Kern, Emil 45-2 Vienna
Kirschner, Ludwig 45-2 Poland
Knecht, Ernst 41-7 Russia
Koch, Viktor 42-12 Russia
Köhler, otto 42-12 Russia
Kohwalt, Paul 44-8 Romania
Kollberg, Botho 44-1 Russia
von Kortzfleisch, Joachim 45-4 Germany
Koske, Karl 45-4 Austria
Kraut, Wilhelm 43-1 Russia
Krech, Franz 44-4 Greece
Kress, Hermann 43-8 Russia
Kretzschmer, Theodor 41-8 Estonia
von Kries, Otto 41-11 Russia
von Krosigk, Ernst Anton 45-3 Kurland
Kühme, Kurt 44-12 Germany
Kühn, Friedrich 44-12 Berlin
Küster, August Wilhelm 42-7 Russia
Kussin, Friedrich 44-9 Arnhem
Lancelle, Otto Quirin 41-7 Russia
Lang, Joachim Friedrich 45-4 Pilau
von Langermann & Erlenkamp, Willibald 42-10 Russia
von Lengerke, Wilhelm 42-8 Stalingrad
von Lersner, Karl Frh. 43-1 Russia
Lippert, Rudolf 45-4 Germany
Lohmeyer, Carl 42-1 Russia
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Post by HFK » 10 Apr 2011 22:58

JC, I might as well list them all. Some others on the forum, who are too shy to ask, may be interested. Harry

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Post by HFK » 10 Apr 2011 23:56

German generals KIA Part 2
Mack, Erwin 42-8 Russia
Marcks, Erich 44-6 Normandy
Marseille, Siegfried 44-1 Russia
Martinek, Robert 44-6 Russia
Michael, Ernst 44-1 Russia
Mieth, Friedrich 44-9 Romania
Möckel, Alexander 45-3 Germany
Möhring, Kurt 44-12 France
Mühlmann, Max 45-5 Czechosl
Müller, Richard 43-7 Russia
Münch, Wilhelm 43-10 Russia
Mylo, Walter 43-4 Germany
von Neindorff, Egon 44-4 Russia
Olbrich, Herbert 42-9 Russia
Oschmann, Hans 44-11 France
von der Oster 45-4 Germany
Otte, Friedrich 44-5 Crimea
Otto, Friedrich 44-8 Czechosl
Pagels, Christian 44-1 Russia
Peschel, Rudolf 44-6 Russia
Petersen, Peter Paul 45-4 Germany (air attack)
Pfeifer, Helmuth 45-4 Italy
Pfeiffer, Georg 44-6 Russia
Pflaum, Karl 44-6 ? ?
Philipp, Ernst 44-6 Russia
Pistorius, Robert 44-6 Russia
von Pitreich , August Ritter ret 42, KIA 43? sounds strange
Poel, Gerhard 45-5 Czechosl
von Prittwitz & Gaffron, Heinrich 41-4 Tobruk
von Raczeck, Job Detlef 43-1 Russia
von Randow, Heinz 42-12 Tripoli
Recke, Heinrich 43-8 Russia
Recknagel, Hermann 45-1 Poland
Rein, Siegfried 45-1 East Prussia
Reinhardt, Fritz 44-9 France
reiseneder, Georg 44 Germany
Renner, Kurt Theodore 43-8 Poland
von Reuss, Richard 42-12 Stalingrad
Riebel, Gustav Adolf 42-8 Stalingrad
Ries, Gottfried 41-8 Russia
Rittau, Stephan 42-8 Russia
Rossmann, Hans 44-11 ??
von Rost, Hans Gunther 45-3 Hungary
Rübel, Karl 45-3 Pomerania
Rüter, Wolfgang 45-4 Germany
Runge, Siegfried 45-3 Germany
Rupp, Ernst 43-5 Russia
de Salengre-Grabbe, Hans 44-8 Romania
Schade, Walter 45-4 Germany
Scheidies, Franz, 42-4 Russia
Schell, Otto Wilhelm 44-9 Romania
von Schelle, Alexander 42-11 ??
Scheller, Walther 44-7 Russia
Scherbening, Gerd 44-12 Germany
Schilling, Walter Curt Gustav 43-7 Russia
Schmid, Joseph 45-4 Berlin
Schmidhuber, Gerhard 45-2 Hungary
Schmidt, Axel 44-9 France
Schmidt, Friedrich Traugott 43-6 Russia
Schmidt, Gustav Richard Ernst 43-8 Russia
Schmidt, Josef 43-1 Russia
Schmidt, Kurt 45-3 Holland
von Schobert, Eugen Siegfried Ritter 41-9 Crimea
von Schönfeld, Karl August 44-4 Russia
Scholze, Georg 45-4 Germany
Schröck, Erich 45-5 Germany
Schünemann, 44-6 Russia
Schütze, Ulrich 42-9 Stalingrad
Schulz, Johannes 43-11 Russia
von Seckendorff, Erich Frh. 44-9 France
Seidele, Erich 45-4 Germany
von Seidlitz & Gohlau, Hans Frh. 41-9 Russia
Sieckenius, Rudolf 45-4 Berlin
von Siegroth, Joachim Ferdinand 45-5 Berlin
Sinzinger, Adolf 45-5 Vienna
von Speck, Hermann Ritter 40-6 France
Stegamnn, Rudolf 44-6 Normandy
Stemmermann, Wilhelm 44-2 Russia
Stempel, Hermann 44-1 Russia
Stephan, Friedrich 45-5 Austria
Stettner von Grabenhofen, Walter Ritter 44-0 Belgrad
Strahammer, Martin 45-5 Italy
Strempel, Helmuth Werner 44-8 Latvia
von Stumme, Georg Hans 42-10 AfricA
Summermann, Max 41-12 Africa
Szelinski, Arnold 43-12 Russia
Thomas, Kurt 43-5 Mediterranean (plane shot down )
Vara, Felix 41-11 Alderney
Vierkorn, Heinrich 44-4 Russia
Völter, Helmuth 44-8 Russia
Voss, Ernst Heinrich 43-11 Russia
Wandel, Martin 43-1 Russia
Wassmuth, August Heinrich 42-2 Russia
Weber, Gerhard 44-1 Russia
Wegener, Wilhelm 44-9 Kurland
Weichardt, Gunther 41-6 Russia
Wengler, Maximilian 45-4 Pilau
Werner, Paul Hermann 40-6 France (colonel ??)
von Wessely, Marian 45-5 vienna
von Wolff, Horst 41-10 Russia
Wortmann, Helmut 44-2 Russia
Wüstenghagen, Albrecht 44-6 Russia
Zahn, 41-6 Russia
Zeiss, Heinrich 45-5 Berlin
Zorn, Eduard Emil 45-2 Kolmar
Zorn, Hans Wilhelm 43-8 Russia
Zunehmer, Maximilian 45 Germany

next will be the generals KIAW Harry
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Re: General Officers Killed in action during World War II

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Generals SUICIDE
Angern, Günther 43-2 Stalingrad
Bärenfanger, Erich 45-5 Berlin

Barde, Konrad 45-5 Austria
Becker, Karl Heinrich 40-4 Berlin and no one know why he committed suicide
von Blanckensee, Siegfried 45-5 Germany
Blaskowitz, Johannes Albrecht 48-5 whilea pw
von Bodenhausen, Erpo Frh. 45-5
Böhme, Franz 47-5
Borowietz, Willibald 45-7, I-in US, in pw camp
von Bothmer, Richard 45-5 Germany
Brandt, Georg 45-4 Berlin
Bülowius, Karl 45-3, while a PW
Burgdorff, Wilhelm 45-5 berlin
von Chappuis, Friedrich Wilhelm 42-8 Germany
von Cochenhausen, Conrad 41-12 Russia
Decker, Karl 45-4 in Germany
Dollmann, Friedrich 44-6 France
Ebbert, Josef 42-12 Germany
Eberhardt, Kurt 47-9 while a PW
Geyer, Hermann 46-4 Had retired in 43
Gleiniger, Walter 44-8 in France
Henke, Karl 45-4 in Pilau
Hoffmann, Paul 45-5
Holm, Karl 45-5
Jahr, Arno Max 43-1 Russia
Kammel, Friedrich 42-4 in Norway
Kinzel, Eberhard 45-5
Klemm, Kuno 45-5
Kluge, Gunther Hans 44-8
Kobus, Arthur 45-4
Krebs, Hans 45-5 in Berlin
Kühn, Georg 45-3
Lenz, Günther 45-4
Lieschke, Johannes 45-5
Lüben, Werner 44-7
Majewski, Georg 45-5
Mattern, Ernst 45-4 in Kurland
Model, Walter Otto 45-4
Muntsch, Otto 45-5
Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen 44-10
Petri, Hans 45-3
Prager, Karl 48-7
Schäfer, Gotthold 45-5
Schmidt-Logan, Wolfgang 45-5
Schräder, Rudolf Ulrich 45-8
von der schulenburg, Winfried 45-5
Sodan, Ralf 45-4
Stempel, Richard 43-1 Stalingrad
von Stulpnägel, Otto 48-2
von Treschkow, Hening 44-7 in Russia
Wagner, Eduard 44-7
Waldeck, Robert 45
Weber, Wilhelm 45-5
Weingart, Erich 45-5
Ziegler, Wolfgang 39-10
Zimmer, Arthur 45
Zutavern, Karl Ludwig 44-7 in Russia

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