Erich von Manstein

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Erich von Manstein
Manstein in 1938
Birth nameFritz Erich Georg Eduard von Lewinski
Born(1887-11-24)24 November 1887
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died9 June 1973(1973-06-09) (aged 85)
Irschenhausen, Bavaria, West Germany
Buried atDorfmark, Bad Fallingbostel
Years of service1906–44
Commands held
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Other workServed as military advisor to the West German government

Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Manstein (born Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Lewinski; 24 November 1887 – 9 June 1973) was a German Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) in the Heer (Army) of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was later placed in prison for 18 years because he committed war crimes.

References[change | change source]

  1. Knopp 2003, p. 139.

Sources[change | change source]

  • Knopp, Guido (2003). Hitlers krigare (in Swedish). Lund: Historiska Media. ISBN 91-89442-76-8.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Eugen Ritter von Schobert
Commander of 11. Armee
21 September 1941 – 21 November 1942
Succeeded by
Army Group Don
Preceded by
11. Armee
Commander of Army Group Don
21 November 1942 – 12 February 1943
Succeeded by
Army Group South
Preceded by
Generalfeldmarschall Maximilian von Weichs
Commander of Army Group South
12 February 1943 – 30 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
George Marshall
Cover of Time magazine
10 January 1944
Succeeded by
Oveta Culp Hobby