Keitel, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
September 22nd, 1882 (Helmscherode/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
October 16th, 1946 (Nuremberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

1902 Leutnant im Nds.Feld.Art.Rgt.46
1929 Chef Org.-Abt.im Tr.Amt
1934 Generalmajor
1935 Chef Wehrmachtsamt
1937 General d.Art.
1938 Chef OKW
1940 GFM

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst
Unit:
OKW
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst
Unit:
Chef Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941.

Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
Details:
Version with swords.
Vapaudenristin Suurristi (VR SR)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Unit:
Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, Wehrmacht
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Details:
Presented on September 2nd, 1944.
Verwundetenabzeichen 20 juli 1944 in Schwarz

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
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