Wilhelm Keitel

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Wilhelm Keitel
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Wilhelm Keitel
Birth nameWilhelm Bodewin Gustav Keitel
Elk-name"Lakeitel"
Born22 September 1882(1882-09-22)
Helmscherode, Brunswick, German Empire
Dee'd16 October 1946(1946-10-16) (aged 64)
Nuremberg, Allied-occupied Germany
AllegianceGerman Empire German Empire (tae 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (tae 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branchWehrmacht
Years o service1901–1945
RankGeneralfeldmarschall
Commands heldOKW
Battles/warsWarld War I
Warld War II
AwairdsKnight's Cross o the Airn Cross
Wound Badge o 20 Julie 1944 (in black)
Gowden Pairty Badge
RelationsBodewin Keitel (brither)

Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) wis a German field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall). As heid o the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command o the Airmed Forces) an de facto war meenister unner Adolf Hitler, he wis ane o Germany's maist senior militar leaders during Warld War II. At the Allied court at Nuremberg he wis tried, sentenced tae daith an hanged as a war criminal. He wis the seicont heichest-rankin German sauldier tae be tried at Nuremberg efter Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring.