|Born||26 May 1894|
|Died||9 March 1988(aged 93)|
|Place of birth||Passau|
|Place of death||Landshut|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
|Years of service||
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Karl Britzelmayr (26 May 1894 – 9 March 1988) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Karl Britzelmayr was captured by American troops in April 1945, he was released in 1947.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (26 October 1914)
- 1st Class (22 October 1918)
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black (28 April 1918)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (22 February 1935)
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (6 October 1939)
- 1st Class (9 June 1940)
- West Wall Medal (20 April 1940)
- Eastern Front Medal (28 July 1942)
- German Cross in Gold (9 June 1943)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 2 February 1942 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 217
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 145.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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