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Eberhard Thunert
Born (1899-11-22)November 22, 1899
Died 4 May 1964(1964-05-04) (aged 64)
Place of birth Kulmsee
Place of death Wuppertal
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 1. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eberhard Thunert (22 November 1899 – 4 May 1964) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 1. Panzer-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Eberhard Thunert was captured by American troops in Austria in 1945 and was released in 1947.

Dates of Rank

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 343.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Werner Marcks
Commander of 1. Panzer-Division
25 September 1944 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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