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De 1914 à 1918 on compte 70 généraux allemands tués au combat dont un maréchal (et 41 généraux français) . Comme quoi les idées toutes faites sur les généraux qui se planquaient…Le premier général allemand tué au combat a été tué le 6 aout 1914, 3 jours après le début de la guerre et le dernier a été tué en octobre 1918…Voici la liste des généraux allemands tués au combat:
Generalmajor Friedrich Wilhelm von AUER
Killed on 3 January 1918 while commanding the 103. Infantry Division in action on the Siegfried Line.
Generalmajor von BENDLER
Died at Mülheim on 7 March 1917 from wounds received in action at Vienne Chion (France), while commanding Reserve Infantry Regiment 247.
General der Infanterie Eugen Ritter von BENZINO
Killed in action on 28 November 1915 while commanding the Replacement Division.
Generalleutnant Albert von BERRER
Killed at San Gottardo (Italy) on 28 October 1917, while serving as Commanding General, Corps Command 51.
Generalmajor Arthur BILSE
Killed in action at Les Baraques (France) on 1 January 1916. At the time of his death, General Bilse was serving as General of Foot Artillery Regiment 15.
Generalmajor Peter von BLANCKENSEE
Wounded in action on 28 October 1914 in Romanova (Eastern Front), and died of his wounds on November 10. General von Blanckensee was commanding the 98. Reserve Infantry Brigade at this time.
Generalleutnant Paul BLOCH von Blottnitz
Killed in action near Templeux Le Gérard (France) on 21 March 1918, while commanding the 18. Infantry Division.
Generalmajor Arthur Freiherr von BODENHAUSEN
Died on 22 August 1914, of wounds incurred while commanding the 45. Replacement Brigade on the Western Front.
General der Infanterie Alfred von BRIESEN
Killed in action at Wloclawek (Eastern Front) on 12 November 1914 while commanding 49. Reserve Division.
Generalmajor Karl Hans Ulrich von BÜLOW
Killed at Louvigny (Western front) on 6 August 1914. Together with General von Wussow, he was the first German casualty of General rank of World War I. General von Bülow was commanding the 9. Cavalry Division at the time of his death.
Generalleutnant Friedrich von BUSSE
Killed on 8 September 1914 at Tarnovka (Eastern Front) while commanding the 21. Replacement Brigade.
Generalmajor Eduard Freiherr von CRAILSHEIM
Killed on 8 May 1915 at Krakinov (Eastern Front), while commanding the 5. Bavarian Cavalry Brigade.
Generalleutnant Friedrich DEPPERT
Killed at Ban de Sapt in the Vosges Mountains (France) on 14 July 1915, while commanding the 5. Bavarian Replacement Brigade.
General der Infanterie Wilhelm von DITFURTH
Wounded in action at Stawiski (Eastern Front), and died as a result on 7 March 1915. General von Ditfurth was the commander of 34. Landwehr Infantry Brigade when he was wounded.
Generalleutnant Eugen von DORRER
Wounded on 31 January 1916 at Montfaucon (France), while commanding the 44. Reserve Division, and died of his wounds on 2 April 1916. Generalfeldmarschall
Hermann von EICHHORN Murdered by Ukrainian guerillas in Kiev, on 30 July 1918. Generalfeldmarschall von Eichhorn was commanding Army Group Kiev at the time of his assassination.
Generalmajor Eggert von ESTORFF
Killed at Rudavka (Eastern Front) on 20 February 1915, while commanding the 65. Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Siegfried FABARIUS
Died on 30 November 1915 while a prisoner of war of the Russians, at Serniki. General Fabarius was Commander of the 82. Reserve Division at the time of his capture.
Generalmajor Kurt GLOKKE
Killed on 4 December 1916 in Beverloo (Belgium). General Glokke was Commandant of the Field Artillery Firing School at Beverloo at the time of his death.
Generalmajor Ignaz Freiherr von GODIN
Killed in action on 28 September 1917 at Gits, while commanding the 6. Bavarian Infantry Division.
Generalleutnant Eduard Ritter von GRAF
Killed at St. Braquis (France) on 3 March 1916, while commanding the Bavarian Replacement Division.
Generalleutnant Andreas von HARBOU
Killed in action at Laon (France) on 20 September 1914, while commanding the 25. Reserve Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Wolf von HELLDORF
Died of wounds on 8 October 1915, at Frankfurt am Main. At the time of being wounded, General von Helldorf was Inspector of Line of Communications in the South Army on the Eastern Front.
Generalleutnant Otto HENNIG
Killed on 25 November 1914 at Zgierz (Eastern Front), while commanding the 35. Infantry Division
Killed in action on 27 December 1915 while commanding Landwehr Infantry Regiment 15.
Generalmajor Arnold Freiherr von der HORST
Wounded in action on 27 September 1914 in Lorraine (France), while commanding the 20. Infantry Brigade. General von der Horst died from his wounds the following day, 28 September 1914.
Wounded at Busmicze (Eastern Front) on 23 August 1915 and after a lengthy struggle, succumbed on 17 October 1917. General Hummitzsch was leading Landwehr Infantry Regiment 133 in action when he was wounded.
Generalmajor Richard JANKE
Killed in action at La Bassée (France) on 9 May 1915, while commanding Landwehr Infantry Regiment 39.
Generalmajor Maximilian von KIRSCHBAUM
Killed in action at La Bassée (France) on 23 August 1916, while commanding the 6. Bavarian Infantry Division. General von Kirschbaum was the second General to fall at this location (see General Janke, above).
Generalleutnant Ewald von KLEIST
Killed in action in France, on 28 October 1918, while commanding 51. Reserve Division. General von Kleist was the last German General killed in combat in World War I.
Generalmajor Stanislaus von KOSCHEMBAHR
Killed at Mulhouse in Alsace Lorraine on 9 August 1914. At the time of his death, General von Koschembahr was commanding the 84. Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Rudolf von LEPEL
Killed in action at Paschendaele (Belgium) on 3 November 1914, while commanding the 43. Reserve Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Alfred von LEWINSKI
Killed at Chauny (France) on 21 September 1914, while Commander of the 33. Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Wilhelm von LOTTERER
Killed in action on 4 March 1916 at Montmédy (France), while commanding the 5. Field Artillery Brigade.
Generalmajor von MARTIN
Killed at Samicki (Eastern Front) on 11 December 1914, while commanding Infantry Regiment 125.
Generalmajor Franz Freiherr von MASSENBACH
Killed on 26 October 1914 at Bialynin (Eastern Front), while serving as Commander of the 19. Landwehr Infantry Brigade.
Generalleutnant Karl von MEYER
Died on 30 October 1914 in Brussels (Belgium) from wounds received at Droogenbroodhoek on 27 October. General von Meyer was Commander of the 37. Landwehr Infantry Brigade when he was wounded.
Generalmajor Georg MIESITSCHECK von Wischkau
Died on 30 January 1917 of wounds incurred in battle. General Miesitscheck was the former commander of 86. Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Otto NIELAND
Wounded in action on 27 August 1914 at Cléry (France), General Nieland died of his wounds on 4 September 1914 in Cambrai. He had been commanding the 6. Infantry Brigade until wounded.
Generalleutnant Ludwig Freiherr von OMPTEDA
Died at Challerange (France) on 15 January 1915 from wounds received in combat the previous day at Cernay. General Baron von Ompteda was Commander of the 42. Reserve Infantry Brigade at the time of his demise.
Generalleutnant Hermann von OßWALD
Killed in action at Bois de Cheppy (France) on 28 November 1914, while commanding the 53. Landwehr Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Maximilian PECHT
Killed in action at Leresti, in Rumania, on 6 November 1916. General Pecht was commander of 22. Bavarian Infantry Brigade at the time of his death.
Generalmajor Erich von POCHHAMMER
Killed in action in the Argonne Forest (France) on 4 October 1914, while commanding 68. Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Theodor PÖHLMANN
Killed at Romigny on the River Marne (France) on 22 July 1918, while serving as Artillery Commander 12.
Generalmajor Kurt Freiherr PRINZ von Buchau
Killed in action on 29 May 1918 near Cierges (France), while Commander of the 28. Infantry Division.
Generalmajor Paul von REICHENAU
Wounded in battle on 3 October 1914 at Neuville (France), General Reichenau succumbed to his wounds the following day, in Guémappe. At the time of being wounded, he was commanding the 15. Infantry Brigade.
Generalleutnant Karl von REINHARDT
Killed in action at Becelaere (Western Front) on 22 October 1914, while commanding the 107. Reserve Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Alfred von ROSCHMANN
Killed on 13 September 1916 at Chateau Manancourt (France), while Commander of the 107. Reserve Infantry Brigade. General von Roschmann was the second General commanding this unit to fall in battle (see Generalleutnant von Reinhardt, above).
Generalleutnant Friedrich Prinz von SACHSEN-MEININGEN
Killed in action on 23 August 1914 near Malinnes-Limsorin (France). The Prince was commander of 39. Reserve Infantry Brigade when he was killed.
Generalmajor Walter SCHERBENING
Killed in action at Etrépy (France) on 6 September 1914, while commanding the 21. Field Artillery Brigade.
Died on 14 June 1917 at Warmeriville (France) from wounds received on 8 June 1917 in battle at Reims. General Scherenberg was Commander of the 231. Infantry Brigade when he was wounded.
Generalleutnant Franz von SCHÖNBERG
Killed at Konstanz on 30 March 1916, while commanding the 47. Mixed Replacement Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Hugo von SEYDEWITZ
Killed in action near Birschoote (Belgium) on 24 April 1915, while leading Reserve Infantry Regiment 201.
Generalleutnant Georg STEINMETZ
Killed on 16 September 1914 near Reims (France), while serving as General of Foot Artillery of the 3. Army.
Generalmajor Johannes STENGER
Killed at Aerschot, in Belgium, on 19 August 1914, as commander of 8. Infantry Brigade
Generalmajor Ferdinand von STOCKHAUSEN
Killed in action at Aschhoop (Belgium) on 14 December 1915, while commanding the 91. Reserve Infantry Brigade.
Generalleutnant Johann STRECK
Died of wounds on 12 December 1914 at Wytschaete (Belgium), while serving as Commander of the 6. Reserve Division.
Generalmajor Paul von TIPPELSKIRCH
Wounded in action and died as a result on 22 January 1915. General von Tippelskirch was acting commander of 69. Infantry Brigade at the time of his death.
Generalmajor Friedrich von TROTHA
Killed in action at Malgaofen (Western Front) on 30 August 1914, while commanding the 1. Infantry Brigade.
Generalmajor Rudolf UNVERZAGT
Killed on 15 July 1918 at Dormans (Western Front), while serving as General of Pioneers 7.
Generalmajor August USSELMANN
Killed in action at Dompierre (France) on 25 September 1914, while commanding the 2. Bavarian Field Artillery Brigade.
Generalmajor Fritz von VERSEN
Killed at St. Gobert (Western Front) on 16 September 1917, while Commander of the 17. Infantry Division.
Generalleutnant Carlotto Graf VITZTHUM von Eckstädt
Wounded in battle at Moronvilliers (France) on 16 September 1914, General Count Vitzthum was evacuated to Germany and died of his wounds one month later, 16 October 1914, in Chemnitz. At the time of being wounded, the General was commanding the Saxon Mixed Landwehr Infantry Brigade.
Generalleutnant Wilhelm von VOß
Died on 28 July 1915 in Metz, from wounds received in combat at Flirey (France) on 20 April 1915. General von Voß was Commander of the 241. Infantry Brigade when wounded.
Generalleutnant Ferdinand WAENCKER von Dankenschweil
Killed in action at Borovo (Russia) on 23 November 1914, while commanding the 49. Reserve Division.
General der Infanterie Hermann von WARTENBERG
Killed in action at the battle of Verdun (France) on 5 November 1917. General von Wartenberg was Commander of the 19. Reserve Division at the time of his death.
General der Infanterie Karl Ritter von WENNINGER
Killed in combat on 8 September 1917 at Susita (Romania), while acting as Commanding General of the XVIII. Reserve Corps.
Generalmajor Friedrich von WUSSOW
Killed on 6 August 1914 at Retinne (France) while commanding 14. Infantry Brigade. Generals von Wussow and Karl Hans Ulrich von Bülow were the first German Generals to fall in World War I, less than a week after it began.
Generalmajor Oswald ZIMPELMANN
Killed in action on the Western Front on 19 May 1918, while serving as Artillery Commander 21.
Generalmajor Gustav ZINCKE
Killed in action on 17 September 1914 at Aix La Chapelle (Aachen) on the French German frontier, while commanding the 23. (1. Saxon) Field Artillery Brigade.
Concernant le seul generalfeldmarshall tué pendant la guerre, voici son portrait:
Et sa biographie issue de wikipedia:
Hermann von Eichhorn, né le 13 février 1848 à Breslau, en Silésie (Prusse), assassiné le 30 juillet 1918 à Kiev (Ukraine), est un général de l'armée prussienne.
Vétéran de la guerre franco-allemande de 1870, Eichhorn s'élève dans les rangs de l'armée prussienne, commandant la 9e division de 1901 à 1904 et le 18e corps d'armée de 1904 à 1912. En 1912, il prend le commandement de la 7e Inspection d'armée, qui regroupe en temps de paix les 16e, 18e et 21e corps de l'armée impériale allemande.
Eichhorn devient le général commandant la 10e Armée le 21 janvier 1915, qu'il commande jusqu'au 5 mars 1918. Il reçoit la médaille Pour le Mérite le 18 août 1915 et les feuilles de chêne de la médaille Pour le Mérite le 28 septembre 1915. Le 30 juillet 1916, tout en restant à la tête de la 10e Armée, Eichhorn devient commandant suprême du groupe d'armée Eichhorn (Heeresgruppe Eichhorn) basé dans les environs de la 10e Armée, qu'il commande jusqu'au 31 mars 1918. Le 18 décembre 1917 Eichhorn est promu Generalfeldmarschall. Le 3 avril 1918, le Feld-maréchal von Eichhorn devient commandant suprême du groupée d'Armée de Kiev (Heeresgruppe Kiew) et gouverneur militaire de l'Ukraine. Il est assassiné à Kiev le 30 juillet, moins de trois mois après, par Boris Mikhaïlovitch Donskoï, un socialiste-révolutionnaire de gauche.
voici une photo d'un generalmajor sur son lit de mort (collec. le graf
"Zur Erinnerung an schon vergangenen ? Kriegsjahre in Strassburg und an die schweren Kämpfe und zeiten 1914/16. den liebe Olaf in treuen Freundschaft gewidmet. Clemens H... H...
Generalmajor Alexander ?... gestorben 29 dezember 1915 infolge im Felde ?..."
"En souvenir des années de guerre passés à Strasbourg et des durs combats des années 1914/16 . Pour mon cher et fidèle ami Olaf.
General de Brigade Alexandre ? décèdé le 29.12.1915 des suites ?... au combat ?..."