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Gerd-Paul Valerian Georg Heinrich von Below
Born (1892-11-30)November 30, 1892
Died 8 December 1953(1953-12-08) (aged 61)
Place of birth Strasbourg
Place of death Woikowo Prisoner-of-war camp near Moscow
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalmajor der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 374
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerd-Paul Valerian Georg Heinrich von Below (30 November 1892 – 8 December 1953) was a highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Gerd-Paul von Below was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity in 1953.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Scherzer 2007, p. 213.
Bibliography
  • 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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