Schwalbe file photo [10434]

Felix Schwalbe

SurnameSchwalbe
Given NameFelix
Born25 Mar 1892
Died6 Dec 1974
CountryGermany
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseEugen Felix Schwalbe was born in Kleinprießligk, Saxony, Germany. He joined the German Army in 1912. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 22 Dec 1914. For gallantry in WW1, he received the Iron Cross First Class and Second Class awards. He remained with the post-war German military and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel in Mar 1937. When the European War began, he was the commanding officer of the 461st Infantry Regiment; he remained at the head of that unit until 1 Feb 1941. During this time, he was promoted to the rank of colonel on 1 Mar 1940 and was awarded the Knight's Cross award on 13 Jul 1940. On 1 Oct 1942, he was promoted to the rank of major general. On 1 Oct 1943, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. He was awarded the German Cross (Deutsche Kreuz) award in silver on 30 Oct 1943 and the same in gold on 7 Dec 1944, making him one of the very few recipients of both awards. He was promoted to the rank of general on 1 Mar 1945. He passed away in 1974 in Bielefeld, Westphalia, Germany.

Last Major Revision: Jul 2010

Felix Schwalbe Timeline

25 Mar 1892 Felix Schwalbe was born.
6 Dec 1974 Felix Schwalbe passed away.

Photographs

German Army Captain Lang, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Lieutenant General Felix Schwalbe, and General Walter Fischer von Weikersthal at the Somme estuary, France, 11 Mar 1944German Army Lieutenant General Felix Schwalbe, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and General Walter Fischer von Weikersthal at the Somme estuary, France, 11 Mar 1944German Army General Felix Schwalbe and Field Marshal Günther von Kluge in Northern France, Apr 1944German Army General Felix Schwalbe, Feldwebel (NCO) Neumann, and Field Marshal Günther von Kluge in Northern France, Apr 1944




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German Army Captain Lang, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Lieutenant General Felix Schwalbe, and General Walter Fischer von Weikersthal at the Somme estuary, France, 11 Mar 1944
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