Ernst-Anton von Krosigk

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Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Born 5 March 1898
Berlin
Died 16 March 1945(1945-03-16) (aged 47)
Kanden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915 - 1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 1st Infanterie Division
XVI Armeekorps
16th Armee
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (5 March 1898 – 16 March 1945) was a German general who from 1943 commanded the 1. Infanterie Division during World War II. 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. Ernst-Anton von Krosigk was killed in an air-attack by Soviet forces on 16 March 1945 in the Courland Pocket.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
31 March 1944 Südwestlich Proskurow sind weiterhin erbitterte Angriffs- und Abwehrkämpfe im Gange. Dabei hat sich die ostpreußische 1. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalmajors v. Krosigk besonders bewährt.[3] Fierce offensive and defensive battles are still in progress southwest Proskurov. Here the East Prussian 1 Infantry Division under the command of Major-General v. Krosigk has particularly proven itself.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
  3. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 70.
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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Martin Grase
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1943 – 30 June 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans-Joachim Baurmeister
Preceded by
Oberst Hans-Joachim Baurmeister
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
8 June 1944 – 30 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schittnig
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Commander of XVI. Armeekorps
December 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Commander of 16. Armee
10 March 1945 – 16 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach