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Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by askropp » 05 Sep 2014 10:25

Starting today, I will try to compile a complete list of German general officers captured by enemy forces between 1941 and 1945. I will not include retired officers and officers only promoted to general's rank in captivity, and I will end with the date of Hitler's suicide because we would have a whole flood of prisoners from the various surrenders in May 1945.

I'm thankful for any additions and / or corrections!
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1

Post by askropp » 05 Sep 2014 10:32

Part 1: North Africa 1941-1943


29.11.1941
Generalmajor Johann von Ravenstein
21. Panzerdivision
near Sidi Rezegh / Libya


02.01.1942
Generalmajor Artur Schmitt
Sektor Ost / Division Bardia / Kampfgruppe Schmitt
at Bardia / Libya


29.05.1942
General der Panzertruppe Ludwig Crüwell
Gruppe Crüwell (Italian X and XXI Corpo d'Armata)
near Gazala / Libya


04.11.1942
General der Panzertruppe Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
Deutsches Afrikakorps
near El Alamein / Egypt


09.05.1943
General der Panzertruppe Gustav von Vaerst
5. Panzerarmee
near Porto Farina / Tunisia

Generalleutnant Karl Bülowius
Division Manteuffel
near Porto Farina / Tunisia

Generalmajor Fritz Krause
334. Infanteriedivision
near Porto Farina / Tunisia

Generalmajor Willibald Borowietz
15. Panzerdivision
near Porto Farina / Tunisia

Generalmajor Georg Neuffer
20. Flakdivision
near Porto Farina / Tunisia

Generalmajor Gerhard Bassenge
Festungsbereich Tunis-Bizerta
near Metline / Tunisia


10.05.1943
Generalmajor Carl Köchy
Flughafenbereich 5/XIII (Tunesien)
Cap Bon Peninsula / Tunisia


11.05.1943
Generalmajor Ernst-Emil Schnarrenberger
Korück 556 / Festung Tunis
near Tunis


12.05.1943
Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen von Arnim
Heeresgruppe Afrika
near Sainte Marie du Zit / Tunisia

General der Panzertruppe Hans Cramer
Deutsches Afrikakorps
near Sainte Marie du Zit / Tunisia

Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck
90. Leichte Division
near Bouficha / Tunisia

Generalleutnant Gotthard Frantz
19. Flakdivision
near Grombalia / Tunisia

Generalmajor Friedrich Freiherr von Broich
10. Panzerdivision
near Grombalia / Tunisia


13.05.1943
Generalmajor Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein
164. Leichte Division
near Enfidaville / Tunisia
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1

Post by askropp » 05 Sep 2014 11:03

Explanatory note: I'm reasonably sure about the dates and locations of the troop commanders. Schnarrenberger claimed himself to have been captured on 11 May, so I take him by his word. Köchy is the most difficult case, sometimes also said to have been captured as late as 13 May. This is hard to believe as the units in the Tunis to Enfidaville sector surrendered roughly from north to south and Köchy should have been at the airfields near Tunis when the final Allied offensive began. Does anyone know which airfield was the last HQ of Flughafenbereich 5/XIII?
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1

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Part 2: Stalingrad 1943

24.01.1943
Generalstabsarzt Dr. Otto Renoldi
Armeearzt 6. Armee


25.01.1943
Generalmajor Moritz von Drebber
297. Infanteriedivision


29.01.1943
Generalleutnant Helmuth Schlömer
XIV. Panzerkorps

Generalleutnant Alexander Edler von Daniels
376. Infanteriedivision

Generalleutnant Heinrich-Anton Deboi
44. Infanteriedivision


31.01.1943
Generalfeldmarschall Friedrich Paulus
6. Armee

Generaloberst Walter Heitz
VIII. Armeekorps

General der Artillerie Max Pfeffer
IV. Armeekorps

General der Artillerie Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach
LI. Armeekorps

Generalleutnant Arthur Schmidt
Chef des Generalstabes 6. Armee

Generalleutnant Carl Rodenburg
76. Infanteriedivision

Generalleutnant Werner Sanne
100. Jägerdivision

Generalmajor Dr. Otto Korfes
295. Infanteriedivision

Generalmajor Hans-Georg Leyser
29. Infanteriedivision (mot.)

Generalmajor Friedrich Roske
71. Infanteriedivision

Generalmajor Ulrich Vassoll
Artilleriekommandeur 153 (LI. AK)

Generalmajor Hans Wulz
Artilleriekommandeur 144 (IV. AK)


02.02.1943
General der Infanterie Karl Strecker
XI. Armeekorps

Generalleutnant Arno von Lenski
24. Panzerdivision

Generalleutnant Hans-Heinrich Sixt von Armin
113. Infanteriedivision

Generalmajor Martin Lattmann
14. Panzerdivision (mdstvFb 389. ID)

Generalmajor Erich Magnus
389. Infanteriedivision (dienstunfähig erkrankt)
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1

Post by askropp » 07 Sep 2014 20:38

Part 3: Western Front 1944

26.04.1944
Generalmajor Heinrich Kreipe
22. Infanteriedivision
near Knossos / Crete


26.06.1944
Generalleutnant Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben
Festung Cherbourg / 709. Infanteriedivision
at Cherbourg

Konteradmiral Walter Hennecke
Kommandant der Seeverteidigung Normandie
at Cherbourg


27.06.1944
Generalmajor Robert Sattler
Kommandant von Cherbourg
at Cherbourg


08.08.1944
Generalleutnant Karl Spang
266. Infanteriedivision
near Brest


18.08.1944
General der Infanterie Ferdinand Neuling
LXII. Armeekorps
at Draguignan

Generalmajor Ludwig Bieringer
Feldkommandant 800
at Draguignan


19.08.1944
Generalmajor Hans-Georg Schuberth
Verbindungsstab 792
near Digne


20.08.1944
Generalleutnant Otto Elfeldt
LXXXIV. Armeekorps
near Falaise

Generalleutnant Curt Badinski
276. Infanteriedivision
near Falaise

Generalmajor Leo Mayr
Verbindungsstab 659
at Tarbes


21.08.1944
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
84. Infanteriedivision
near Magny


24.08.1944
Generalmajor Claus Boie
Feldkommandant 497
at Marseille

Generalmajor Edgar Arndt
General z.b.V. beim AOK 1
near Troyes


25.08.1944
General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz
Kommandant von Groß-Paris
at Paris


26.08.1944
Generalmajor Hans-Georg Schramm
Feldkommandant 533
at Troyes

Admiralarzt z.V. Karl Eyerich
Marinelazarett Marseille
at Marseille


28.08.1944
Generalleutnant Hans Schaefer
244. Infanteriedivision
at Marseille

Konteradmiral Heinrich Ruhfus
Kommandant der Seeverteidigung Französische Riviera
at Toulon


29.08.1944
Generalmajor Alfred Gutknecht
Höherer Kommandeur der Kraftfahrtruppen West
at Fismes

Generalmajor Otto Richter
198. Infanteriedivision
in Southern France


31.08.1944
General der Panzertruppe Heinrich Eberbach
7. Armee
near Amiens


01.09.1944
General der Infanterie Erwin Vierow
Generalkommando Somme
in Northern France


02.09.1944
Generalmajor d.R. Hubertus von Aulock
Kampfgruppe Aulock
near Mons


03.09.1944
Generalleutnant Rüdiger von Heyking
6. Fallschirmjägerdivision
near Mons


04.09.1944
Generalmajor Carl Wahle
47. Infanteriedivision
near Mons

Generalmajor Christoph Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg
Kommandant von Antwerpen
at Antwerpen


05.09.1944
Generalmajor Paul von Felbert
Feldkommandant 560
near Landresse


07.09.1944
Generalleutnant Paul Seyffardt
348. Infanteriedivision
near Maubeuge


08.09.1944
Generalmajor Detlef Bock von Wülfingen
Feldkommandant 681
near Liège


13.09.1944
Generalleutnant Friedrich von Brodowski
Kampfgruppe Brodowski
near Corre

Konteradmiral Hans-Udo von Tresckow
Kommandant der Seeverteidigung Seine-Somme
at Le Havre


16.09.1944
Generalmajor Botho Elster
Feldkommandant 541 / Fußmarschgruppe Elster
at Beaugency

Konteradmiral (Ing.) Carl Weber
Marinebrigade Weber
at Beaugency


18.09.1944
Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
343. Infanteriedivision
at Brest

Generalmajor Hans von der Mosel
Chef des Stabes der Festung Brest
at Brest

Generalmajor Hans Kroh
2. Fallschirmjägerdivision
at Brest

Konteradmiral Otto Kähler
Kommandant der Seeverteidigung Bretagne
at Brest


19.09.1944
General der Fallschirmtruppe Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke
Festung Brest
at Brest

Vizeadmiral (Ing.) z.V. Alfred Schirmer
Kriegsmarinewerft Brest
at Brest


23.09.1944
Generalleutnant Ferdinand Heim
Festung Boulogne
at Boulogne


02.11.1944
Generalmajor Knut Eberding
84. Infanteriedivision
at Knokke-Heist


06.11.1944
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Daser
70. Infanteriedivision
on Walcheren Island


20.11.1944
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Anton Dunckern
SS- und Polizeiführer Metz
at Metz


22.11.1944
Generalleutnant Heinrich Kittel
Festung Metz
at Metz

Generalmajor Johannes Bruhn
553. Volksgrenadierdivision
near Saverne


23.11.1944
Generalmajor Wilhelm Ullersperger
Festungspionierkommandeur I
near Strasbourg


25.11.1944
Generalmajor Franz Vaterrodt
Kommandant von Straßburg
at Strasbourg
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1

Post by Heimatschuss » 07 Sep 2014 22:13

Hello,

a very interesting collection. I'd like to add

Generalleutnant Fritz von Brodowski
Oberfeldkommandantur 588 / Gruppe Brodowski
captured at Corre (Canton Jussey, Haute Saône) on or shortly after 13.09.1944.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_von_Brodowski
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=67416

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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1

Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Sep 2014 10:42

askropp wrote:Part 3: Western Front 1944
18.11.1944
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Anton Dunckern
SS- und Polizeiführer Metz
at Metz
Correct is:
20.11.1944 Dunckern ergibt sich mit seinem Stab den in Metz einrückenden Amerikanern und geht in die Kriegsgefangenschaft. Als der bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt dienstgradhöchste SS-Führer, der im Operationsgebiet der 3. US-Armee gefangengenommen wird, verhört ihn US-General George Patton persönlich. Dieser entscheidet, dass Dunckern als politischer Häftling und nicht als Kriegsgefangener zu betrachten sei.
Der Sender London meldet am 21.11.1944: “Bei Säuberungsoperationen in Metz wurde der SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Anton Dunckern … von amerikanischen Truppen gefangengenommen. Brigadeführer Dunckern und sein Stab hatten sich in einer Brauerei versteckt gehalten. Im Gegensatz zu den in Metz gefangengenommenen deutschen Soldaten sah Dunckern geschniegelt und gebügelt aus. Seine Uniform und seine Schuhe zeigten keine Dreckspritzer. Dunckern und seine Leute hatten nicht einen Schuss abgefeuert. Er hatte es offenbar vorgezogen, im Unterstand zu bleiben.“ [zitiert bei Wolfanger, Dieter: Anton Dunckern. In: Jahrbuch für westdeutsche Landesgeschichte, 18. Jahrgang, 1992, S. 319].
See also: - Neitzel, Sönke: Abgehört. Deutsche Generäle in britischer Kriegsgefangenschaft 1942-1945. Propyläen, Berlin 2005

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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1

Post by askropp » 08 Sep 2014 16:33

Thanks to both of you. List has been corrected. I have to admit I never heard of the Brodowski case, I still had him listed as "gefallen".

I remember that Himmler expelled Hilmar Moser from the SS because he had surrendered to the Red Army.
What did he say about the Dunckern case?
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by Heimatschuss » 07 Dec 2014 15:44

Hello,

a new case:

Generalmajor Edgar Arndt
708. Infanteriedivision
captured on 24.08.1944 at Vauchassis (Aube)
murdered by FFI on 27.08.1944 at Crogny near Chaource (Aube) (http://mapcarta.com/18390478)

Sources:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Arndt
http://gatinais.histoire.pagesperso-orange.fr/Arndt.htm
http://gatinais.histoire.pagesperso-ora ... tinais.htm

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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by askropp » 08 Dec 2014 20:43

Danke, I wasn't aware of that. I had Arndt still listed as "gefallen".
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by askropp » 18 Dec 2018 18:53

Regarding the Eastern Front in 1944, there are some troubles with the correct dates because sources (like Bezborodova etc.) sometimes give contradictory or impossible dates. As it seems, the time at which a captured general entered Soviet files is not always identical with the date on which he was captured. Things are made even more problematic by the fact that some generals were initially captured by Romanian or Bulgarian forces and handed over to the Red Army later. Nevertheless, I will try to give a list based on my current knowledge. Additions and corrections are always welcome.
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by askropp » 19 Dec 2018 23:31

Part 4: Eastern Front 1943/44

15.11.1943
Generalmajor Max Ilgen
Kommandeur der Osttruppen z.b.V. 740
near Rovno


12.05.1944
Generalleutnant Hermann Böhme
73. Infanteriedivision
in Sevastopol

Generalmajor Erich Gruner
111. Infanteriedivision
in Sevastopol


28.06.1944
General der Infanterie Friedrich Gollwitzer
LIII. Armeekorps
near Witebsk

Generalleutnant Rudolf Bamler
12. Infanteriedivision
near Mogilew

Generalleutnant Alfons Hitter
206. Infanteriedivision
near Witebsk

Generalmajor Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff
Fester Platz Mogilew
in Mogilew

Generalmajor Herbert Michaelis
95. Infanteriedivision
near Borissow


29.06.1944
Generalmajor Adolf Hamann
Kommandant von Bobruisk
near Bobruisk


30.06.1944
Generalleutnant Hans-Walter Heyne
6. Infanteriedivision
near Bobruisk


01.07.1944
Generalmajor Alexander Conrady
36. Infanteriedivision
near Bobruisk

Generalmajor Joachim Engel
45. Infanteriedivision
near Bobruisk


03.07.1944
Generalleutnant Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow
XXXV. Armeekorps
near Bobruisk

Generalmajor Claus Mueller-Bülow
246. Infanteriedivision
near Polozk


05.07.1944
Generalmajor Gustav Gihr
383. Infanteriedivision
near Bobruisk


06.07.1944
Generalleutnant Hans Traut
78. Sturmdivision
near Minsk


07.07.1944
General der Infanterie Paul Völckers
XXVII. Armeekorps
near Minsk

Generalleutnant Edmund Hoffmeister
XXXXI. Panzerkorps
near Bobruisk

Generalmajor Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller
Panzergrenadierdivision "Feldherrenhalle"
near Minsk

Generalmajor Adolf Trowitz
57. Infanteriedivision
near Minsk


08.07.1944
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
XII. Armeekorps
near Minsk


09.07.1944
Generalmajor Günther Klammt
260. Infanteriedivision
near Minsk

Generalmajor Aurel Schmidt von Nagyatád
Höherer Pionierführer 10
near Slonim


12.07.1944
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Ochsner
31. Infanteriedivision
near Minsk


21.07.1944
Generalleutnant Eberhard von Kurowski
110. Infanteriedivision
near Grodno


22.07.1944
General der Infanterie Arthur Hauffe
XIII. Armeekorps
near Brody

Generalmajor Johannes Nedtwig
454. Sicherungsdivision
near Brody

Generalmajor Gerhard Lindemann
361. Infanteriedivision
near Brody


25.07.1944
Generalleutnant z.V. Hilmar Moser
Oberfeldkommandant 372
near Lublin


29.07.1944
Generalleutnant Friedrich von Franek
73. Infanteriedivision
near Warszawa


23.08.1944
Admiral z.V. Werner Tillessen
Chef des Deutschen Marineverbindungsstabes in Rumänien
in Bucuresti


24.08.1944
Generalmajor Friedrich Blümke
257. Infanteriedivision
near Zaim

Generalmajor Hermann Frenking
282. Infanteriedivision
near Husi

Generalintendant Hans-Georg von Lilienthal
Chefintendant der Deutschen Heeresmission in Rumänien
in Bucuresti

SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Horst Hoffmeyer
SS- und Polizeiführer Transnistrien
in Romania


25.08.1944
Generalmajor Werner Gebb
9. Infanteriedivision
near Sarata

Generalmajor Hans Busch
Wehrwirtschaftsoffizier Rumänien
in Bucuresti

Generalmajor Eckart von Tschammer und Osten
Feldkommandant 853
in Cernavoda

Generalmajor Friedrich Blümke
257. Infanteriedivision
in Moldavia


26.08.1944
General der Kavallerie Erik Hansen
Chef der Deutschen Heeresmission in Rumänien
in Bucuresti

Generalleutnant Erich von Bogen
302. Infanteriedivision
in Moldavia


27.08.1944
General der Artillerie Ernst-Eberhard von Hell
VII. Armeekorps
near Husi

Generalmajor Louis Tronnier
62. Infanteriedivision
near Lapusna


28.08.1944
Generalleutnant Alfred Gerstenberg
Befehlshaber der Deutschen Luftwaffe in Rumänien
near Gherghita

Generalleutnant Rainer Stahel
Kampfgruppe Stahel
near Gherghita


29.08.1944
General der Infanterie Ludwig Müller
XXXXIV. Armeekorps
bei Stanilesti

Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht
79. Infanteriedivision
near Husi

Generalarzt August Raeß
Leitender Sanitätsoffizier der Deutschen Heeresmission in Rumänien
in Bucuresti


30.08.1944
Generalleutnant Georg Postel
XXX. Armeekorps
near Husi

Generalmajor Karl Stingl
Kommandant von Jassy
near Vutcani


01.09.1944
Generalmajor Karl Spalcke
Militärattaché an der Deutschen Gesandtschaft in Bukarest
in Bucuresti

Generalmajor Stanislaus von Dewitz genannt von Krebs
Kommandant von Kischinew
near Buzau

Generalmajor Julius Kuderna
5. Flakdivision
near Slanic


03.09.1944
Generalleutnant Botho Graf von Hülsen
370. Infanteriedivision
near Onesti

Generalleutnant Otto Schwarz
376. Infanteriedivision
near Onesti


05.09.1944
Generalmajor Arthur Brandt
Deutscher Bevollmächtigter im rumänischen Ölgebiet
near Brasov

Generalmajor Georg Teschner
Luftschutzbrigade 1
near Brasov


10.09.1944
Generalleutnant Hans Tröger
13. Panzerdivision
in Razgrad

Generalleutnant Friedrich Bayer
153. Feldausbildungsdivision
in Razgrad


11.09.1944
Generalleutnant Karl Burckhardt
Kommandant des rückwärtigen Armeegebiets 593
near Braila


12.09.1944
General der Infanterie Erich Buschenhagen
LII. Armeekorps
near Onesti


21.09.1944
Generalmajor Karl von Dewitz genannt von Krebs
Kampfgruppe Dewitz
near Banja Luka
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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by sons of anzac » 20 Dec 2018 10:44

Thanks for this, The collapse of Army Group Centre in June- July 44 and then Romania in August 44 really tore apart their command ranks in addition to the loss of men and equipment.

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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by Dieter Zinke » 20 Dec 2018 11:31

correction:Horst Hoffmeyer
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei
24.08.1944 in Rumänien als vermisst gemeldet
10.09.1944 Selbstmord im Internierungslager Krapovo

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Re: Attempt at a complete list of German General PoWs 1941-1945

Post by Ignacio » 27 Dec 2018 22:20

Hello

Here you have a link to a OKW compilation of losses of German Generals that includes also those "vermisst" or captured by the enemy. Hope it is useful

http://wwii.germandocsinrussia.org/de/n ... rid/zoom/1

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