SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
Heinrich-Gottfried von Vietinghoff gen. Scheel
CAPTURED: Bozen, Italy
DATE: 23 May 1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 6 December 1887
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mainz / Hessen
DATE OF DEATH: 23 February 1952
PLACE OF DEATH: Pfrontenried/Allgäu
OCCUPATION: Reg Soldier
HAIR COLOUR: Dark Brown
NEXT OF KIN: US Zone
& Assignments (included):
6 March 1906
- Leutnant: 27 January 1907 (Patent
14 June 1905)
- Hauptmann: 24 June 1915
- Major: 1 March 1926
- Oberstleutnant: 1 February 1931
- Oberst: 1 April 1933
- Generalmajor: 1 April 1936
- Generalleutnant: 1 March 1938
- General der Panzertruppe: 1 June
- Generaloberst: 1 September 1943
November 1938: Commander, 5th Panzer Division.
- 26 October 1939: Commanding General,
XIII Army Corps (corps served in the Western Campaign; later designated
a 16th Army assault unit for proposed Operation "Seelöwe" [Sea
Lion]--the invasion of Great Britain).
- 1 November 1940-10 June 1942: Commanding
General, XXXXVI Panzer Corps (corps engaged in Russia from 22 June 1941).
- 1 September 1942-1 December 1942:
Commander-in-Chief, 9th Army in Russia.
- 1 December 1942: Commander-in-Chief,
15th Army in France.
- 15 August 1943-26 October 1944:
Commander-in-Chief, 10th Army in Italy.
Vietinghoff, Commander of 10th Army, gives a smile to a soldier at a
vigilance position in advance near Napoli (1943)
- 26 October 1944-15 January 1945:
Acting Commander-in-Chief Southwest in Italy (stood in for Generalfeldmarschall
Albert Kesselring who was recovering from head injuries sustained in an
- 29 January 1945-9 March 1945: Commander-in-Chief,
Army Group Courland in Latvia.
- 10 March 1945-2 May 1945: Commander-in-Chief,
Army Group C and Commander Southwest in Italy.
- Known POW Camp transfers
- 2 March 1946 transferred
to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from LDC (London District Cage)
- 1 April 1947 transferred
to LDC from Island Farm Special Camp 11 to Allendorf on loan
- 30 September
1947 transferred to US custody for discharge.
Cross of the Iron Cross: 24 June 1940, General der Panzertruppe, Commanding
General of the XIII Army Corps on the Western Campaign.
(No. 456): 16 April 1944, Generaloberst, Commander-in-Chief of the 10th Army
Cross in Gold: 22 April 1942, General der Panzertruppe, Commanding General
of the XXXXVI Panzer Corps in Russia.
Royal Hohenzollern House Order, Knight’s Cross with Swords
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914): 23 April 1915.
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914): 13 September 1914.
Bar to the Prussian Iron Cross, 1st Class: 28 September 1939.
Bar to the Prussian Iron Cross, 2nd Class: 21 September 1939.
for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941/1942 (“East Medal”)
Albert Order, Knight 2nd Class with Swords
Military Merit Cross, 2nd Class
Cross for War Merit
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
Order of the Iron Crown, 3rd Class with War Decoration
Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with War Decoration
War Medal (“Iron Crescent”)
Military Merit Order, Officer’s Cross
Assault Badge in Silver
Badge in Black – World War I award
to see a photo of Generaloberst Heinrich-Goffried von Vietinghoff gen. Scheel
in the company of fellow prisoners of war at Island Farm
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