Ernst Merk

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Ernst Merk
Born 27 September 1903
Fürth
Died 12 June 1976(1976-06-12) (aged 72)
Munich
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (1923 to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (1933 to 1945)
 Germany (1945 to 1949)
 Germany (1949 to 1955)
Service/branch Cavalry
Years of service 1923–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Unit III. Panzerkorps
18. Armee
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst Merk (27 September 1903 – 12 June 1976) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 252.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst i.G. Wilhelm Hetzel
Chief of the General Staff of the 18. Armee
5 March 1945 – 9 (!) May 1945
Succeeded by
None