Edel-Heinrich Zachariae-Lingenthal

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Edel-Heinrich Zachariae von Lingenthal
Born 19 April 1916
Hanover
Died 30 March 1998(1998-03-30) (aged 81)
Bad Honnef
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
1956–1975
Rank Major im Generalstab (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr)
Unit Panzer-Regiment 15
Commands held II. / Panzer-Regiment 15
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Erich von Manstein (father in law)

Edel-Heinrich von Zachariae-Lingenthal (19 April 1916 – 30 March 1998) was a highly decorated Major im Generalstab 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. He was married to Gisela von Manstein, the daughter of the German World War II Field Marshal Erich von Manstein.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 527.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 368.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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