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 Heinrich von Vietinghoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heinrich Goffried von Vietinghoff (6 December 1887 Mainz - 23 February 1952 Pfrontenried) was a General of the German Wehrmacht during World War II.
On 24th November 1938 von Vietinghoff was appointed commander of the 5th Panzer Division and took part in the invasion of Poland under Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb.
von Vietinghoff also later served with General Heinz Guderian in the 2nd Panzer Army.
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 Heinrich Vietinghoff
Vietinghoff took part in the invasion of Poland under General Wilhelm Leeb.
Vietinghoff returned to Germany in May 1944 to receive the Knight's Cross from Adolf Hitler.
Vietinghoff succeeded General Albrecht Kesselring as supreme German commander in Italy on 23rd March 1945.
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 Operation Shingle - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
General Heinrich von Vietinghoff, commanding the Gustav Line, called for reinforcements, and Kesselring transferred the 29th and 90th Panzergrenadier Divisions from Rome.
Later that morning, he would order Generaloberst Eberhard von Mackensen (14th Armee) and Gen. von Vietinghoff (10th Armee - Gustav Line) to send him additional reinforcements.
The Wehrmacht's Fourteenth Army, commanded by Gen. von Mackensen, assumed control of the defense on 25 January.
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 Army Group Centre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commanded by Field Marshal Fedor von Bock, it included the 4th and 9th Army, the 2nd and 3rd Panzer Groups and the 2nd Air Fleet.
Rear Area Command under General of Infantry Heinrich von Schenckendorff
XXXXVI Corps under General of Panzer Troops Heinrich von Vietinghoff gennant Scheel
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 10th infantry division north apennines
To the east, opposing the British Eighth Army, was the Tenth Army commanded by General Heinrich von Vietinghoff.
General Vietinghoff commanded Army Group C until transferred to the Eastern Front in late January and then returned to permanently replace Kesselring in March 1945.
General Lemelsen stood in for Vietinghoff in the Tenth Army until 17 February 1945, when he was replaced by Lt. Gen.
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 MtMestas.com - An 88th Infantry Division Blue Devils Research Website-Naples-Foggia Campaign
The German Tenth Army, commanded by General Heinrich von Vietinghoff, was established on 8 August to facilitate Kesselring's control of operations.
Vietinghoff launched a major counterattack against the Allied beachhead on 13 September, albeit with divisions which were not yet fully reconstituted after the fighting in Sicily.
Varying in width from 150 to 200 feet, and normally running 3 to 5 feet deep, the river was in flood stage and overflowing banks which were 5 to 15 feet high.
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 A new Knights Cross project. - MILITARIA COLLECTING FORUM
Baron Constantin Digeon von Monteton, Kommandeur of Armeewaffenschule Panzer AOK 3.
Heinrich Kirchheim, Leiter der Sonderstelle Libya, Fuhrer der Italian Division "Brescia." RK date: May 14/1941.
Willibald Freiherr von Langermann und Erlencamp, Kommandeur of 29th Infantry Division (Mot) RK date: August 15/1940.
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 Winter Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German forces were commanded by Field Marshal Albert Kesselring.
The defence of the line itself was commanded by General Heinrich von Vietinghoff of the German Tenth Army.
The plan called for the US Fifth Army to smash through the line at Monte Cassino and into the Liri Valley.
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 194504
Heinrich von Vietinghoff, German commander in Italy, decides to surrender.
SS leader Heinrich Himmler notifies Eisenhower he will surrender German forces to the western Allies but not to the Soviets.
Representatives of Gen. Heinrich von Vietinghoff attend a capitulation ceremony near Naples.
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 World War 2 Battles -- Atlantic Theater
von Paulus asked for permission to turn south and take the city as soon as possible, but Hitler refused to allow this until his infantry had caught up to form a defensive line.
The strain on both commanders was immense, von Paulus developed an uncontrollable tic in his eye, and Chuikov was experiencing an outbreak of eczema that required him to bandage his hands completely.
The commanders in charge of the offensive, von Runstedt(Commander of the West), Field Marshall Model(tactical commander), Josef "Sepp" Dietrich (leader of the Sixth Panzer Army), and Hoss von Manteuffel (commander of Fifth Panzer Unit) all were skeptical about Hitler's plan.
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 1943 continued
Many, including Reichsf├╝hrer Heinrich Himmler, were now certain Germany would lose the war and that action must be taken to prevent the entire collapse of the state.
Rommel returned to the Wehrmacht in northern Italy while Field Marshal Albrecht Kesselring took charge of the south and General Heinrich von Vietinghoff’s 10th Army met the Allied invasion on 9 September.
General von Vietinghoff turned his Panzers on the US on 12 September, forcing them to retreat, and they had only gained 2 miles.
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 EN5482 Lesson 1
Field Marshal Kesselring made General Baron Heinrich Von Vietinghoff, commander of the German 10th Army, responsible for defending the Italian peninsula south of Rome.
The Gustav Line paralleled the Rapido and Garigliano Rivers in General Von Vietinghoff's sector (Figures 1-1 and 1-2).
The finest combat troops in LTG Von Senger's command (the 15th Panzer Grenadier Division) waited across the Rapido River.
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 MtMestas.com - An 88th Infantry Division Blue Devils Research Website-Po Valley Campaign
The Axis units were divided among the Tenth Fourteenth, and Ligurian Armies, all under Army Group C ant General Heinrich von Vietinghoff's command.
Joachim von Lemelson commanded the Fourteenth Army, consisting of the L Mountain and XVI Panzer Corps, which opposed Truscott's Fifth Army in the west.
Wolff, and later General von Vietinghoff, hoped to gain either the cooperation or the acquiescence of the western Allies for a continuation of Germany's war against the Soviet Union using Axis forces then engaged in Italy.
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 Anzio
They did not capture Monte Cassino but General Heinrich von Vietinghoff called for reinforcements and General Kesselring transferred the 29th and 90th Panzergrenadier Divisions from Rome.
He was further emboldened by the lack of any Allied offensive moves.
1944 (January 25) -- the German Fourteenth Army, commanded by Gen. von Mackensen, assumed control of the defense.
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 W.W.II. Mediterranean Operations ( Part II ) - candy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Dietloff Jurgen von Arnim, the German commander in Tunis, was among those captured.
On the following day, May 2, 1945, at 12 noon, hostilities in Italy came to an end as the result of an instrument of unconditional surrender signed at Caserta on April 29 by representatives of Col. Gen.
Heinrich von Vietinghoff-Scheel, commander in chief of the German Southwest Army Group.
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 adolfhitler.ws
May 2: General Heinrich von Vietinghoff ordered the surrender of German forces in Italy and the final embers of resistance in Berlin were crushed as the city fell.
May 3: A German delegation led by new Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Hans Georg von Friedburg arrived at Montgomery?s headquarters at Luneberg Heath.
They had hoped to surrender all German forces retreating from the Russians, but their plea was rejected.
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 CHAPTER 1 The Battle for Rome | NZETC
In a telephone conversation early that evening Kesselring and von Vietinghoff discussed the necessity of a further withdrawal and agreed they would have to give up Cassino.
As General von Senger und Etterlin says, ‘it must not be concluded that Alexander's plan to use strong forces from the [Anzio] bridgehead for an attack towards Valmontone would have met with success.’
Von Senger's 14 Panzer Corps fell back along a road which left Route 6 at Frosinone—which Eighth Army had not yet reached—and passed through the foothills of the Simbruini Mountains towards Subiaco.
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 Paestum
Elements of the allied 15th Army, made up of Montgomery’s Eighth Army and General Clark’s US Fifth Army led the way and met with an initial success.
However, the intervention of General Heinrich von Vietinghoff’s 16th Panzer Division threatened the beachhead.
On 13th September, the Germans launched a major counter attack and moved to within three miles of the beach.
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 chronology2
General Henning von Tresckow, Field Marshal Hans Günther von Kluge's chief of staff, planted a bomb aboard Hitler's private plane.
The device, made of plastic explosives, was contained in a package supposedly containing two bottles of brandy for delivery to a member of Hitler's staff at Wolfsschanze (wolf's lair), Hitler's military headquarters in East Prussia.
Aug.24, 1943: Hitler appointed SS Chief Heinrich Himmler as Reichminister of the Interior.
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 Unknown Generals - Page 3 - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
Anyway I didn't said that civilian couldn't accept the RK/KVK mit Schw., the case that I rememeber most is Dr. Werner von Braun awarded the RK/KVK mit Schw.
General 5 is Heinrich-Gottfried von Vietinghoff gen. Scheel
Be sure, that there is no Blaskowitz, no Fromm and no von Vietinghoff.
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 Leaders and Battles: Salerno,
The US Fifth Army led by General Mark Clark composed of the US VI Corps (General Ernest Dawley then General John Lucas) and British X Corps (General Richard McCreery) made an amphibious assault in the Gulf of Salerno on September 9, 1943.
On September 12th the German Tenth Army under General Heinrich von Vietinghoff counterattacked and recaptured significant ground.
On September 14 the Allies made a 2,000 plane air strike and added reinforcements which include the 82nd Airborne division and the British 7th Armored Division.
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 Military.com Content
The 46th Division failure left the II Corps flank unprotected just as the Americans completed their preparations to cross the Rapido.
The success of the initial crossings, however, and their potential to breach the Gustav Line, stunned the German XIV Panzer Corps commander, Generalleutnant Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, who knew that his recently arrived 94th Infantry Division on the Garigliano could not contain the British force alone.
On January 18 he appealed to Kesselring to send immediate reinforcements to the Garigliano.
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 16 September 1943
HMS Warspite, providing gunnery support, is struck by two German glider bombs and sustains serious damage.
Salerno: As advance units of the British Eighth Army linked up with the beleaguered US Fifth Army near the Salerno beach-head today, the German commander of the Tenth Army, General Heinrich von Vietinghoff, ordered his Panzers to withdraw northwards.
The beach-head is secure, but it has been touch-and-go until the very end.
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 Mission 56
The German HQ was the target of the 340th Bomb Group on April 20, 1945.
Army Group 'C' was commanded by General Commander Heinrich von Vietinghoff-Schell who survived the bombing and later signed the surrender of German troops in Italy.
The majority of the buildings were leveled by the attack.
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 Commanders of Italian Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Wounded by British airplane, he died the last day of the war.
General Vietinghoff became commander of German forces in Italy
Hitler and Mussolini were both trying to impress each other by their military might
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 German Organizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
During the Po Valley Campaign, the 305th Division defended positions east of Bolgona and on April 20, 1945, the division was caught in a pincher.
The US 88th Division captured the commander General Fredrich von Schellwitz and took many prisoners on the south side of the Po River.
Formed in fall of 1942 and sent into service at Bizerta, N. Africa.
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 BBC - WW2 People's War - Battle of Monte Cassino - A1057664
Allies: General Oliver Leese's 8th Army (consisting of 5th Corps, 10th Corps and 13th Corps); General Mark Clark's US 5th Army (consisting of 2nd Corps and the British 10th Corps, supported by 6th Corps)
Germany: General Heinrich von Vietinghoff's German 10th Army; General Eberhard von Mackensen's 14th Army
By the end of 1943, the Allied advance northwards into Italy had forced the Germans back to the fourth and best fortified of their defensive lines.
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 Bridgend,Island Farm Special Camp XI (Special Camp 11)
Please note that there were two Officers with this name and rank.
SS-Gruppenf├╝hrer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Leo von Jena
Hans-Hermann Graf von Schweinitz und Krain Freiherr von Kauder
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