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Emil Wilhelm Vogel
Born20 July 1894
Died1 October 1985(1985-10-01) (aged 91)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 101st Jäger Division
XXXVI Mountain Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Emil Wilhelm Vogel (20 July 1894 – 1 October 1985) was a German general during World War II who commanded the XXXVI Mountain Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Life and career

Emil Vogel was born in Zwickau in Saxony on 20 July 1894. In August 1914 he entered the German Army as an ensign, and was later commissioned lieutenant in a Bavarian pioneer battalion, serving in World War I. He rejoined the army after the war, becoming a general staff officer. [1]

At the outbreak of World War II in 1939, Vogel was chief of staff of VII Corps, then of XX Corps, [1] receiving the German Cross in Gold in April 1942. [2] In September 1942 he took command of the 101st Jäger-Division, [1] serving in the southern sector of the Eastern Front. [3] While with the division he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross in August 1943 for service in the Kuban bridgehead, [4] and the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross in May 1944 for his part in the defence of the Kamenets-Podolsky pocket. [5] From August 1944 he took command of XXXVI Mountain Corps [1] serving in Finland and northern Norway, where he surrendered with his unit in May 1945.

Vogel ended the war with the rank of General of Mountain Troops (General der Gebirgstruppe). [1]

Awards and decorations



  1. ^ a b c d e Lucas 1981, p. 219.
  2. ^ a b Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 487.
  3. ^ Command Magazine 2003, p. 264.
  4. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, p. 350.
  5. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.
  6. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 403.


  • Command Magazine, editors (2003). Hitler's Army: The Evolution and Structure of German Forces 1933-1945. Da Capo Press. ISBN  9780306812606. {{ cite book}}: |first= has generic name ( help)
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN  978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • Lucas, James (1981). Alpine Elite: German Mountain Troops of World War II. Jane's Publishing. ISBN  0531037134.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN  978-3-931533-45-8.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN  978-3-7648-2300-9.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Diestel
Commander of 101. Jäger-Division
1 September 1942 - 12 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Walter Aßmann
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Karl Weisenberger
Commander of XXXVI. Gebirgskorps
10 August 1944 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by