Col General Lothar Rendulic, an Austrian of Croatian origin, was one of only 3 Austrians to reach the rank of colonel general in the Wermacht. He served throughout the war as divisional and army group commander and fought one of the last large-scale desperate battles of the Nazi regime trying to stem the Soviet East Prussian Offensive in late 1944-early 1945. Rendulic was imprisoned after the war but after his sentence was reduced he was freed in 1951. He died in 1971.
Adolf "Dolfo" Galland was a German Luftwaffe General and flying ace who served throughout the war in Europe. He flew 705 combat missions, and fought on the Western front and in Defence of the Reich. On four occasions he survived being shot down, and he was credited with 104 aerial victories, all of them against the Western Allies.
10 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might Not Know
The term Third Reich was first used by German author Arthur Moeller van den Bruck in his 1923 book Das Dritte Reich (“The Third Reich”). His book heavily influenced the Nazi party. | 10 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might Not Know
General der Infanterie Kurt Oskar Heinrich Ludwig Wilhelm von Tippelskirch (9 October 1891 – 10 May 1957) is son, Adolf-Hilmar von Tippelskirch served on Eastern Front reaching the rank of Major; he was killed in action near Mogilev in Russia on 28 June 1944. Knight's Cross on 23 November 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 30. Infanterie-Division; 539th Oak Leaves on 30 July 1944 as General der Infanterie and deputy commander-in-chief of the 4. Armee
✠ Georg-Wilhelm Postel (25 April 1896 – 20 September 1953) Taken prisoner of war on 30 August 1944 after the capitulation of Romania and sentenced to 25 years of forced labour on 4 June 1949. He died in custody of Tuberculosis. RK 09.08.1942 Oberst Kdr Inf.Rgt 364 161. Infanterie-Division [215. EL] 28.03.1943 Generalmajor Kdr 320. Inf.Div [57. Sw] 26.03.1944 Generalleutnant Kdr 320. Inf.Div
Günther Degen (30 August 1917 — 13 March 1945) was a Hauptsturmführer (Captain) in the Waffen-SS during World War II and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II. Hauptsturmführer Günther Degen was in command of the I.Battalion, 11th SS Gebirgsjager (Mountain) Regiment Reinhard Heydrich, 6th SS Gebirgs Division Nord when he was awarded the Knight's Cross…