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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
CAPTURED: 2nd May 45
DATE OF BIRTH: 5 September 1893
PLACE OF BIRTH: Dresden/Saxony
DATE OF DEATH: 1958
PLACE OF DEATH: Iburg
RELIGION: Evangelical Lutheran
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
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
 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.
 Oflag = Offizierslager or Officer Camp. The town of Groß Born is in present-day Poland and bears the name Borne Sulinowo.