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This profile is based on a copy of Generalmajor Stengel’s microfilmed service record housed at the United States National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. Supplemental Sources are listed below.

NAME: Generalmajor Bruno Wilhelm Kurt Christoph Rudolf Stengel

PW NO:          560334

RANK:            Generalmajor

CAPTURED:   2nd May 45

DATE:             Luebeck

 

PERSONAL
DATE OF BIRTH:     5 September 1893

PLACE OF BIRTH:   Dresden/Saxony

DATE OF DEATH:   1958

PLACE OF DEATH: Iburg

NATIONALITY:       German

RELIGION:               Evangelical Lutheran

OCCUPATION:        Regular Soldier

HEIGHT:                    6'1"

WEIGHT:                   245 lbs

HAIR COLOUR:       Dark Brown

EYE COLOUR:         Grey

NEXT OF KIN:         Hans Stengel, Frankenthal, (Pfalz) Gut Petersau (French Zone)

 

Parents: Oberst Kurt and Elsa (née Haßler) Stengel. Oberst Stengel was killed in action on 19 November 1917 near Biache, France while commanding the 89th Infantry Brigade. Like his son, Oberst Stengel was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of Military St. Henry Order, the highest decoration that could be bestowed on officers of the Kingdom of Saxony for bravery in war.

 

Wife: Christoph Stengel apparently married late in life (wife’s name unknown), circa 1943 to mid-1944.

 

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Generalmajor Stengel’s World War I Combat Service Record:

Western Front, 1914-1917

Eastern Front, 1917

Western Front, 1917

Supplemental Sources:

  • Carell, Paul. Hitler Moves East 1941-1943. Ewald Osers, translator. Bantam Books, New York, New York, 1967 printing.
  • Mehner, Kurt. Die deutsche Wehrmacht 1939-1945: Führung und Truppe. Militair-Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, Germany, 1993.
  • Roth, Erhard. Statische Ausarbeitungen zur Phaleristik Deutschlands Band X: Die Verleihung des königlich sächsischen St. Heinrichs-Ordens und seiner Medaillen im Ersten Welkrieg 1914-1918. PHV Phaleristischer Verlag Michael Autengruber, Offenbach, Germany, 1998.

[1] On 6 August 1941, Generalmajor (later Generalleutnant) Erwin Rauch assumed command of the 123rd Infantry Division upon the hospitalization of Generalleutnant Lichel. Except for the brief period of 17 October 1943-1 November 1943 when divisional leadership passed temporarily to Generalleutnant Erwin Menny, Generalleutnant Rauch remained in command of the 123rd Infantry Division until 15 January 1944.

[2] Oflag = Offizierslager or Officer Camp. The town of Groß Born is in present-day Poland and bears the name Borne Sulinowo.

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