Willy Langkeit

Willy Langkeit
Willy Langkeit (2nd from left)
Born (1907-06-02)2 June 1907
Died 27 October 1969(1969-10-27) (aged 62)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Army
Bundesgrenzschutz
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundesgrenzschutz)
Commands held Panzer Division Kurmark
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Willy Langkeit (2 June 1907 – 27 October 1969) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. After the war, Langkeit joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards) in 1951, retiring in 1967.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Thomas 1998, p. 10.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 269.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 233.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Formed from Grossdeutschland Panzer Grenadier Ersatz Brigade
Commander of Panzer Division Kurmark
31 January 1945 – 5 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
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