Heinrich von Behr, Baron

Heinrich Alexander Ferdinand Baron von Behr) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II and later a Generalmajor in the Bundeswehr.

Born in Goldingen (Kuldiga , nowadays Latvia), in noble germanbalts family

He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinrich Baron von Behr was captured by British troops in April 1945 and was held until 1947.

He later joined the Bundeswehr and served until 1962.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (20 April 1940)
    • 1st Class (24 June 1940)
  • General Assault Badge
  • Close Combat Clasp
    • in Bronze
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 23 February 1944 as Oberst and commander of Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 200
    • 689th Oak Leaves on 9 January 1945 as Oberst and commander of Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 200
  • Ärmelband Afrika
  • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (19 September 1962)

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