Eduard Dietl (21 July 1890 – 23 June 1944) was a veteran of World War I and a German general of World War II. He was one of Adolf Hitler's favorite generals, and a Nazi. He participated in the German invasion of Norway, and commanded forces in Finland and in Eastern Europe. Dietl was killed in a plane crash in 1944.
Eduard Dietl in Southern Victory
Eduard Dietl was a major in the Austro-Hungarian Army and a member of its Imperial General Staff. He and Captain Heinz Guderian visited Major Irving Morrell at the Canadian front as observers. They came under fire from Canadian troops. Both were impressed with Morrell's strategic skills as he drove off a Canadian offensive.