Erich-Heinrich Clößner

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Erich-Heinrich Clößner
Born (1888-09-17)17 September 1888
Gießen
Died 28 March 1976(1976-03-28) (aged 87)
Konstanz
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 25. Infanterie-Division
LIII. Armeekorps
IX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erich-Heinrich Philipp Karl Albert Reinhard Clößner (17 September 1888 – 28 March 1976) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held commands at the divisional and corps levels. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Erich Clößner was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 131.
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; Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 4: C–Dow] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2534-8. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Rudolf Schmidt
Commander of 2. Panzer-Armee
11 April 1943 – 6 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans Schmidt
Commander of IX. Armeekorps
15 October 1943 - 5 December 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Rolf Wuthmann