There are approximately 538 Wehrmacht Personnel details listed
alphabetically, The list of Wehrmacht Personnel details is
by no means complete and will be added to over the coming
Key for abbreviations.
(C) = Civilian.
(G) = Government, Royalty.
(H) = Kaiserliche Heer, Reichsheer, Wehrmacht Heer.
(K) = Kaiserliche Marine, Reichsmarine, Kriegsmarine.
(L) = Luftstreitkraefte, Luftwaffe.
(SA) = Sturmabteilung.
(SS) = Waffen SS.
Note: In the name John Henry Ducrot, John Henry are Christian
names while Ducrot is a family name or surname.
1. The most confusing form of 'German surname is that in which
a person has two surnames, of which he habitually uses only
one, since there is no general rule to indicate which of the
two names is generally used. For example, Field Marshal von
Lewinski genannt von Manstein (literally, von Lewinski called
von Manstein) is customarily known as von Manstein, and he
is listed among the field marshals under the letter M. However,
Lt General von Hartlieb genannt Wal-sporn is normally known
as von Hartlieb, and he is therefore listed under the letter
2. In some cases of double surnames, where the term genannt
is not employed,the von (equivalent to de in French surnames)
is customarily transposed; for example, General Geyr von Schweppenburg,
formerly German Military Attache \in London, is normally referred
to as von Geyr. In general, where two surnames are connected
by und (and), the first of the two is used: thus, Lt General
von Rothkirch und Panthen is usually called von Rothkirch.
Hyphenated names are often but not invariably used in full.
3. Christian names are seldom if ever used in signatures.
Officers sign orders with family name and rank only. It is
therefore difficult, at times,to discover an officer's Christian
name or initials (neither of which is shown in any official
document, except in the original registration, or when two
men of the same name and rank must be distinguished from each
other), so that in a few cases in the following lists there
is a possibility of confusion between officers having the
4. Academic degrees, such as Dr. or Dr. Ing., are regularly
shown before the surname both in official documents and in
signatures, and are therefore included in the following lists.
1. Persons with hereditary titles are more frequently found
in Germany than in Great Britain, because German titles do
not pass only from eldest son to eldest son, or to the nearest
male blood relation (as in the United Kingdom), but from the
father to all his sons. They in turn transmit the title to
their sons (except in certain princely families in which the
title Prinz is borne solely by the head of the family). The
titles most commonly used are listed below.
2. Graf (Count) corresponds approximately to Earl. As with
other titles, it is usually followed by von, though in referring
to a Count the prefix is often omitted;thus, Lt General Graf
von Sponeck is normally described as Graf Sponeck.
3. Freiherr, abbreviated Frhr. (Baron) corresponds approximately
to the lowest degree of the British peerage. The title Baron,
which also occurs, is of non-German origin. In conversation
a Freiherr is generally referred to as Baron the prefix von
being omitted; thus, Colonel General Frhr v. Weichs may be
described as Baron Weichs.
4. Ritter (Knight) corresponds in some cases to Baronet and
in others to Knight. A Ritter whose title is hereditary usually
owns a Rittergut or Knight's estate and takes his name from
it. In other cases, the title is derived from a grant made
to an officer for heroism in action or for distinguished service
to the state. In Bavaria, until 1919, the Military Order of
Max Joseph carried with it a patent of Knighthood which was
not hereditary- -hence the title of Field Marshal Ritter von
Leeb whose son, killed in action in Poland in 1939, was Lieutenant
5. Edler (Noble) approximately equivalent to Baronet. The
titles Ritter and Edler are, in most cases, of Bavarian or
6. The prefix von corresponds most closely to the English
suffix Esquire(in the strict sense), denoting the right to
Born on 13 April 1912 in Britz, district of Eberswalde, Germany.
Died on 20 February 1981 in Reinhardshagen, Germany.
Born on 22 March 1890 in Werdau, Germany.
Died on 2 April 1945 in Willebadessen, Germany.
Born on 1 January 1887 in Westphalia near Aplerbeck, Dortmund,
Died on 9 April 1945 in Flossenbürg concentration camp
Born on 6 September 1895, Gießen, Germany.
Died on 27 June 1980, Obersasbach, Germany.
Ritter von Epp
Born on 16 October 1868 in Munich, Germany.
Died on 31 December 1946 in Munich, Germany
Thomas Ludwig Freiherr von Fritsch
Born on 4 August 1880 in Benrath, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Died on 22 September 1939 near Praga, Warsaw.
Born on 17 June 1888 in Kulm, Rudolstadt, Germany.
Died on 14 May 1954 in Allgäu near Schwangau, Germany.
Born on 19 April 1922 in Weissach, Württemberg, Germany.
Died on 20 September 1993 Weil im Schönbuch, Germany.
Josef Ferdinand Jodl
Born on 10 May 1990 in Würzburg, Germany.
Died on 16 October 1946 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Born on 30 November 1885 in Marktsteft, Kingdom of Bavaria,
Died on 16 July 1960 in Bad Nauheim, West Germany.
Born on 28 March 1894 in Altenkirchen, Germany.
Died on 27 May 1947 in the North Atlantic.
Born on 26 June 1898 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Died on 15 September 1978 in Munich, Germany.
Born on 28 May 1893 in Magdeburg, Germany.
Died on 23 December 1945 in Zedelghem prisoner of war Camp,
Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen
Born on 27 January 1859 in Berlin, Germany.
Died on 4 June 1941 in Doorn, Netherlands.
Johann Albert Raeder
Born on 24 April 1876 in Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany.
Died on 6 November 1960 in Kiel, Germany.
Reichsgraf von Spee
Born on 22 June 1861 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Died on 8 December 1914 off the Falkland islands.
Friedrich von Tirpitz
Born on 19 March 1849 in Brandenburg near Küstrin, Poland.
Died on 6 March 1930 in Ebenhausen near Munich Germany.
Born on 26 April 1896 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Died on 17 November 1941 in Berlin, Germany.
Born on 30 October 1897 in Angermünde, Brandenburg, Germany.
Died on 18 November 1969 in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.
Born on 18 September 1900 in Wittenberg, Germany.
Died on 1 May 1982 in Bad Rothenfelde, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin
Born on 8 July 1838, Grand Duchy of Baden. near Konstanz,
Died on 8 March 1917, Berlin, Germany.
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