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Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen

SurnameStettner von Grabenhofen
Given NameWalter
Born19 Mar 1895
Died19 Oct 1944
CountryGermany
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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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.

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19 Mar 1895 Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was born in München, Germany.
2 Jan 1942 Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was awarded the Iron Cross in Gold.
1 Dec 1942 Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was named the commanding officer of 1st Mountain Division.
23 Apr 1943 Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
10 Oct 1944 Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen stepped down as the commanding officer of 1st Mountain Division.
19 Oct 1944 Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen was killed by Yugoslavian partisan fighters in Montenegro, Yugoslavia.

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Generalleutnant Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen of German 1st Mountain Division, Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Jun 1943




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
20 Oct 2016 01:20:16 PM

He was not killed in Montenegro. He was killed on Avala mountain during the liberation of Belgrade in WW II

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Generalleutnant Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen of German 1st Mountain Division, Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Jun 1943




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