German Generals captured in Tunisia - Request

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German Generals captured in Tunisia - Request

Post by Minotauros » 03 Sep 2005 13:23

Hi!

How many (when and where) German general officers were captured in Tunisia in May 1943?

Thanks!

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 03 Sep 2005 16:55

Good question,

I have never seen a complete break down. Will try it:

Gen. Oberst von Arnim (Hans Jürgen): OB Heeresgruppe Afrika

Gen. d. Pz. Tr. von Vaerst (Gustav): OB 5. Panzerarmee

Gen. Lt. Borowietz (Willibald) >raising from the Supplemental Officer Corps<: Kdr. 15. Panzerdivision
Gen. Lt. Freiherr von Broich (Friedrich): Kdr. 10. Panzerdivision
Gen. Lt. Graf von Sponeck (Theodor): Kdr. 90. Leichte Division

Gen. Maj. Dipl. Ing. Bassenge (Gerhard): Luftwaffe
Gen. Maj. von Hülsen (Heinrich Hermann): Kdr. 21. Panzerdivision
Gen. Maj. Krause (Friedrich): Kdr. 334. Infanteriedivision
Gen. Maj. Freiherr von Liebenstein (Kurt): Kdr. 164. Leichte Division

Oberst i. G. (later in captivity promoted to Gen. Maj.) von Quast (August Viktor): Chef des Stabes 5. Panzerarmee

Oberst i. G. Irkens (Josef): Kdr. Pz. Rgt. 8 (15. Pz. Div.)
Oberst i. G. Pomtow (Heinz): Ia Heeresgruppe Afrika

???Oberst i. G. Nolte (Heinrich): Stab Deutsches Afrika Korps???

Not sure if there was not a further gentleman which was later "ausgetauscht" (released in reciprocity).

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 03 Sep 2005 17:46

Found him!

Gen. d. Pz. Tr. Cramer (Hans): Kom. Gen. Deutsches Afrika Korps
ausgetauscht: 1944 (don´t know again whom he was exchanged in 1944)

Of note:
Gen. Maj. Kurt Thomas, a Panzertruppen veteran was flewn out, but was shot down over the Mediterranean. Later in 1943 he was posthumously promoted Gen. Lt.

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Post by Elwyn W » 03 Sep 2005 19:16

Also:

GenLt Georg Neuffer, Kmdr 20 Flak Div
GenLt Gottard Frantz, Kmdr 19 Flak Div
GenLt Karl Köchy, Flughafenberiechs-Kmdt 5/XIII Tunisia
GenMj Ernst Schnarrenberger, Korück 556

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Post by Elwyn W » 03 Sep 2005 19:19

And GenLt Theordor Graf von Sponeck, Kmdr 90 Light Div.

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Post by USAF1986 » 04 Sep 2005 00:52

Of interest, here’s von Quast’s POW mug shot from the Camp Clinton POW Camp, Mississippi. Photo courtesy of the museum located there. Note von Quast is wearing a U.S. Army khaki uniform shirt and tie with his own rank on the epaulettes.

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P.S. Many of the "Afrika" generals ended up in this POW camp. Also courtesy of the museum, here's a POW roster for the generals and general staff officers housed at the camp as of 28 January 1946 (name, POW number in parentheses, date captured):

1. Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (18813) 1 May 1943
2. General der Panzertruppe Ludwig Crüwell (20772) 29 May 1942
3. General der Infanterie Ferdinand Neuling (4WG-14922) 18 August 1944
4. General der Fallschirmtruppe Hermann Bernhard Ramcke (Luftwaffe) (18878) 19 September 1944
5. General der Infanterie Erwin Vierow (18870) 1 September 1944
6. Generalleutnant Curt Badinski (18862) 20 August 1944
7. General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz (18859) 25 August 1944
8. Generalleutnant Erwin Menny (18863) 21 August 1944
9. Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch (31G-21300) 18 September 1944
10. Generalleutnant Paul Seyffardt (31G-21302) 8 August 1944
11. Generalleutnant Karl Spang (18857) 9 July 1944
12. Generalmajor Hubertus von Aulock (31G-206396) 9 July 1944
13. Generalmajor Detlef Bock von Wülfingen (31G-21307) 8 September 1944
14. SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei Anton Dunckern (A946685) 20 November 1944
15. Generalmajor Knut Eberding (18882) 2 November 1944
16. Generalmajor Heinrich-Hermann von Hülsen (18822) 12 May 1943
17. Generalmajor Carl Köchy (Luftwaffe) (18821) 13 May 1943
18. Generalmajor Fritz Krause (18811) 9 May 1943
19. Generalmajor Hans von der Mosel (31G-21306) 18 September 1944
20. Generalmajor August-Viktor von Quast (18802) 9 May 1943
21. Generalmajor Otto Richter (4WG-14927) 29 August 1944
22. Generalmajor Robert Sattler (18847) 27 June 1944
23. Generalmajor Ernst Schnarrenberger (31G-4394) 11 May 1943
24. Generalmajor Hans-Georg Schramm (18869) 26 August 1944
25. Generalmajor Christoph Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg (18871) 26 August 1944
26. Generalmajor Wilhelm Ullersperger (18884) 23 November 1944
27. Oberst Horst Egersdorff (37128) 8 May 1943
28. Oberst Alfred Koester (7WG-16085) 23 July 1943
29. Major Anton Sinkel (7WG-37282) 12 May 1943
30. Hauptmann Albert Giesecke (Luftwaffe) (8WG-12933) 11 May 1943
31. Hauptmann Friedrich Carl Krech-Kohnert (8WG-19141) 12 May 1943
32. Hauptmann Dr. Bernhard Ruwisch (31G-16457) 16 September 1944
33. Oberleutnant Erdmann von Glasow (18804) 12 May 1943
34. Oberleutnant Heinz Grosskopf (31G-16461) 16 September 1944
35. Oberleutnant Rolf Lehmeier (18803) 9 May 1943
36. Leutnant Helmut Fenkel (4WG-19829) 6 November 1943
37. Leutnant Gerhard Runge (8WG-30337) 20 May 1943
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Post by USAF1986 » 04 Sep 2005 03:50

Although slightly off topic, here is a partial list of Italian generals captured in Tunisia, 1943. Additions would be welcome!

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Shawn

Generale di Corpo d’Armata Paolo Berardi, commanding general of the XXI Corps (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
Generale di Divisione Giuseppe Falugi, commander of the 16th Pistoia Infantry Division (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
Generale di Divisione Francesco La Ferla, commander of the 101st Trieste Motorized Infantry Division (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
Maresciallo d’Italia Giovanni Messe, commander-in-chief of the Italian 1st Army (PW in Tunisia, 13 May 1943)
Generale di Corpo d’Armata Taddeo Orlando, commanding general of the XX Motorized Corps (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
Generale di Corpo d’Armata Vittorio Sogno, commanding general of the XXX Corps (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)

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Post by USAF1986 » 04 Sep 2005 06:24

Some more Italian generals captured in Tunisia - extracted from the source cited below.

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Shawn

General di Brigata Alessandro Aporti, President of the Military Tribunal (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
Generale di Divisione Pietro Belletti, Artillery Commander of the Italian 1st Army (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
General di Brigata Giuseppe Costa, Vice Commander of the 131st Centauro Armored Division (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
Generale di Divisione Fernando Conte Gelich, Commander of the 1st Superga Assault Landing Division (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
General di Brigata Flavio Gioia, Engineer Commander of the XXX Corps (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
General di Brigata Giuseppe Mancinelli, Chief of Staff of the Italian 1st Army (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)
Generale di Divisione Alberto Mannerini, Commander of the Sahara Group (PW near Gabès, 29 March 1943)
General di Brigata Arturo Scattini, Vice Commander of the 80th La Spezia Air Landing Division (PW in Tunisia, May 1943)

SOURCE: Madeja, W. Victor. Italian Army Order of Battle: 1940-1944 – Between Fascism and Monarchy. Valor Publishing Company, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1990 (revised first edition 1981).

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 04 Sep 2005 10:47

One more:

Gen. Lt. Bülowius (Karl): Pionierführer Afrika & Kdr. Division von Manteuffel

Of note he committed suicide in US captivity: 27.03.1945

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Tunisia

Post by harmel » 29 Nov 2005 00:04

Hi all, at Camp Clinton Oberst Alfred Koester

Born Pillkallen 25/2/1894
Dkig-21/4/1943 Cmdr 200th Pz Gdr Regt
KC-10/5/1943-AS command above
Regards Harmel :D
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Re: German Generals captured in Tunisia - Request

Post by askropp » 29 May 2016 23:17

Just in case someone should stumble onto this old thread, this list should be complete and correct.
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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