Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck

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Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck
Born (1913-10-17)17 October 1913
Berlin
Died 18 March 2005(2005-03-18) (aged 91)
Bad Homburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Major
Commands held Panzer-Abteilung 503
Battles/wars


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work CEO of Hardy-Bank

Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck[Notes 1](17 October 1913 – 18 March 2005) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded Panzer-Abteilung 503. 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.

Early life[edit]

Graf von Kageneck was born in Berlin, the oldest of four sons of Generalmajor Karl Graf von Kageneck and Freiin Maria von Schorlemer, daughter of Clemens Freiherr von Schorlemer, an Imperial Secretary of Agriculture. His brothers included:

  • Franz Joseph Graf von Kageneck (1915–1941)
Princess Elisabeth Maria of Bavaria

He married Countess Caroline Henckel von Donnersmarck in 1944. The children are:

  • Marie-Elisabeth Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1945)
∞ Franz Graf von Meran
  • Beatrix Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1946)
  • Karl-Erbo Graf von Kageneck (born 1947)
∞ Theresia Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
  • Christine Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1949)
  • Vinzenz Graf von Kageneck (born 1950)
∞ Anne Gräfin von Plauen (born 1968)
  • Hans Goso Graf von Kageneck (born 1951)
  • Thomas Graf von Kageneck (born 1952, died 1977)

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Graf was a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. Before 1919 preceding the first name, former titles are with people alive after 1919 dependent parts of the surname, thus preceding the main surname and not to be translated. The female form is Gräfin.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 204.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.
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. 
  • 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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