Albert Henze

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Albert Henze
Born 7 August 1894
Kirchhain
Died 31 March 1979(1979-03-31) (aged 84)
Ingolstadt
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle
19. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division]
21. Feld-Division (L)
30. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Albert Henze (7 August 1894 – 31 March 1979) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Albert Henze was captured in 1945 in the Courland Pocket and was not released until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 184.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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. 
  • 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. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Kohlermann
Commander of Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle
13 February 1944 - 3 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Baessler
Commander of 19. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division
1 June 1944 - July 1944
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf-Eduard Licht
Commander of 21. Feld-Division (L)
30 August 1944 - 30 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Barth
Preceded by
Generalmajor Otto Barth
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
30 January - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none