Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen
|Surname||Stettner von Grabenhofen|
|Born||19 Mar 1895|
|Died||19 Oct 1944|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseWalter Stettner von Grabenhofen saw action in the invasions of Poland, France, and Yugoslavia. In Dec 1942, he was made the commanding officer of German 1st Mountain Division, which was posted in Greece on anti-partisan duty. Two years later, he was killed by Yugoslavian partisan fighters in the Montenegro region. Under his command, 1st Mountain Division committed many atrocities, such as the massacre of 107 inhabitants of the village of Borova in Albania on 6 Jul 1943 and the execution of many surrendered soldiers of Italian 33rd Mountain Infantry Division "Acqui" at Cephalonia, Greece in Sep 1943. Stettner von Grabenhofen was buried in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany.
Last Major Revision: Oct 2013
Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen Timeline
|19 Mar 1895Â||Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was born in MÃ¼nchen, Germany.|
|2 Jan 1942Â||Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was awarded the Iron Cross in Gold.|
|1 Dec 1942Â||Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was named the commanding officer of 1st Mountain Division.|
|23 Apr 1943Â||Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.|
|10 Oct 1944Â||Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen stepped down as the commanding officer of 1st Mountain Division.|
|19 Oct 1944Â||Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was killed by Yugoslavian partisan fighters in Montenegro, Yugoslavia.|
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