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Gerd Schmückle

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Years of service  1936–45 1956–80
Unit  7th Panzer Division
Rank  General officer

Role  Journalist
Name  Gerd Schmuckle
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Born  1 December 1917 Stuttgart, Kingdom of Wurttemberg, German Empire (1917-12)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)  West Germany (to 1980)
Battles/wars  World War II Fall of France Eastern Front
Died  May 28, 2013, Munich, Germany
Battles and wars  Battle of France, Eastern Front, World War II

Service/branch  German Army, West Germany

Gerd Schmückle (1 December 1917 – 28 May 2013) was a German four-star general. Schmückle served in the 7th Panzer Division under Erwin Rommel during the Fall of France. With this division he later fought in the Soviet Union where he was wounded six times. In early 1944, he was promoted to the German General Staff, major and artillery battalion commander. After the surrender of the Wehrmacht in 1945 he operated a farm in Bavaria and worked as a journalist. In 1956, he joined the Bundeswehr where he was promoted to general in 1978.

From 1978 to 1980 he was Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the first German to hold the post.

Journalistic works

  • Kommiß a. D. Kritische Gänge durch die Kasernen. Seewald, Stuttgart 1971 (2., überarbeitete Auflage. ebenda 1972, ISBN 3-512-00232-3).
  • Ohne Pauken und Trompeten. Erinnerungen an Krieg und Frieden. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-421-06109-2.
  • Das Schwert am seidenen Faden. Krisenmanagement in Europa. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 3-421-06185-8.
  • References

    Gerd Schmückle Wikipedia