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Arno Jahr

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Years of service  1909–19 1935–43
Service/branch  German Army
Name  Arno Jahr
Other work  Police officer
Rank  Generalleutnant


Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1919)  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War I World War II Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Uman Battle of Kiev (1941) Battle of Voronezh (1942)
Died  January 21, 1943, Podgornoye, Kazakhstan
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Commands held  387e division d'infanterie
Battles and wars  World War I, Battle of France

Arno Jahr (3 December 1890 – 21 January 1943) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

He was an officer in the first World War. After 1918 he was a police officer. In 1935 he was transferred to the Wehrmacht. In 1937 he was promoted to colonel.

Jahr committed suicide on 21 January 1943 when his unit was being overrun as part of the encirclement during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 22 December 1942 as Generalleutnant and commander of 387. Infanterie-Division
  • References

    Arno Jahr Wikipedia


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