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Gerhard Fritz Franz Feyerabend
Born (1898-04-29)April 29, 1898
Died 6 November 1965(1965-11-06) (aged 67)
Place of birth Dopsattel
Place of death Rottach-Egern
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1916–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 87. Infanterie-Division
11. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Fritz Franz Feyerabend (29 April 1898 – 6 November 1965) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Gerhard Feyerabend was captured by Soviet troops in 1945, and was held until 1947.

Gerhard Feyerabend married Erna Reschke (born 16 June 1901) in Bratricken on 18 July 1924. Together the couple had a daughter Marie-Louise born on 9 May 1935. His wife and his ten year old daughter were both killed by the advancing Red Army on 30 January 1945 during the occupation of East Prussia.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 150.
  • 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
Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz
Commander of 87. Infanterie-Division
August 1944 – September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Helmuth Walter
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hellmuth Reymann
Commander of 11. Infanterie-Division
18 November 1944 – 10 May 1945
Succeeded by

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