✠ Wilhelm Keitel (22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) Hanged as a war criminal. RK 30.09.1939 Generaloberst Chef OKW Königl. Dekret Nr. 2868 / 14.10.1941, GFM, Chef des OKW Romanian Order of Michael the Brave, 2nd and 3rd Classes (Orden “Michael der Tapfere” II. u. III. Kl.)
In 1942, Reinhard Gehlen, head of the intelligence organization Foreign Armies East, which worked closely with the Abwehr, was approached by Colonel Henning von Tresckow, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and General Adolf Heusinger to participate in an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. When the plot culminated in the failed bomb attempt of 20 July 1944, Gehlen's role was covered up and he escaped Hitler's retaliation against the conspirators.