PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Diestel, Erich
Date of birth: November 8th, 1892 (Deutsch Eylau/Westprussia, Germany)
Date of death:  August 3rd, 1973 (Bad Wiessee/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
August 1st, 1942: Generalmajor;
August 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1912: Armee;
1933 - 1935: Lehrer Infanterieschule Dresden;
1935 - 1937: Lehrer Kriegsschule Dresden;
October 12th, 1937 - January 14th, 1940: Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 68;
January 15th, 1940 - April 15th, 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 188;
April 15th, 1942 - August 31st, 1942: Kommandeur 101. Jäger-Division;
September 20th, 1942 - October 16th, 1944: Kommandeur 346. Infanterie-Division;
November 18th, 1944 - March 23rd, 1945: Kommandeur Divisionsstab z.b.V. 331;
March 23rd, 1945 - 9 april 1945: Kommandeur Korps Diestel, 25. Armee "Festung Holland";
April 10th, 1945 - May 1945: Beauftragt mit der Führung der Armeeabteilung Kleffel ( 25.Armee "Festung Holland")
May 1945 - 1947: POW.
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 188, 68. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: January 2nd, 1942
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Awarded on: 1942
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: September 10th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit: Kommandeur, 346. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: October 8th, 1944
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Hasko Diestel
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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