Becker Carl

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Carl Hans Wilhelm Ludwig Becker (16 January 1895 – 24 March 1966) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, who commanded several divisions. 

Becker Carl

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. Carl Becker was captured by Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia in 1945 and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (23 July 1915) and 1st Class (17 June 1917)
  • Wound Badge (1914) in Black in Silver in Gold (31 August 1918)
  • Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords (8 July 1918)
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (19 January 1935)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (12 October 1939) 1st Class (10 June 1940)
  • West Wall Medal (30 March 1940)
  • Eastern Front Medal (1 August 1942)
  • Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (29 September 1941)
  • German Cross in Gold on 18 October 1941 as Oberst in Infanterie-Regiment 18
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Knight's Cross on 29 October 1942 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 18. 829th Oak Leaves on 14 April 1945 as Generalleutnant and commander of 253. Infanterie-Division
  • Mentioned twice in the Wehrmachtbericht (24 October 1943 and 10 October 1944)

Battles/wars

  • Battle of France
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Battle of Białystok–Minsk
  • Battle of Smolensk (1941)
  • Battle of Moscow
  • Battles of Rzhev
  • Battle of Kursk
  • Battle of Smolensk (1943)
  • Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive
  • Battle of the Dukla Pass
  • Upper Silesian Offensive
  • Prague Offensive

 

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