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Wilhelm List

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Wilhelm List (Siegmund Wilhelm von List) (May 14, 1880 - August 17, 1971), was a German Field Marshal during World War II.

He entered the Army in 1898 and served as a staff officer in the First World War.

During 1939 he was commanding the German 14th Army in Poland. From 1939 to 1941 he was commanding the German 12th Army in France and Greece. During 1941 he was Commander-in-Chief South-East. In 1942 he was the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army Group A on the Eastern Front with Russia.

List was captured by the allies after the war and was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Hostages Trial at Nuremberg. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in February 1948. In December 1952 List was released from prison because of ill health. He died on August 17 1971.

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German Field Marshals (Generalfeldmarschall) of World War II

Werner von Blomberg | Hermann Göring | Walther von Brauchitsch | Albert Kesselring | Wilhelm Keitel | Günther von Kluge | Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb | Fedor von Bock | Wilhelm List | Erwin von Witzleben | Walther von Reichenau | Erhard Milch | Hugo Sperrle | Gerd von Rundstedt | Erwin Rommel | Georg von Küchler | Erich von Manstein | Friedrich Paulus | Ewald von Kleist | Maximilian von Weichs | Ernst Busch | Wolfram von Richthofen | Walther Model | Ferdinand Schörner | Robert Ritter von Greim

Honorary: Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli

 
German Grand Admirals (Großadmiral) of World War II

Erich Raeder | Karl Dönitz

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