Ernst Sieler

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Ernst Sieler
Born 22 August 1893
Altenburg
Died 6 October 1983(1983-10-06) (aged 90)
Bernau
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 304. Infanterie-Division
LIX Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Ernst Sieler (22 August 1893 – 6 October 1983) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the LIX. Corps. 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 Sieler was captured by Soviet troops in 1945 and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 325.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
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. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch – Zwernemann [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color III Radusch – Zwernemann] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-22-5. 
  • 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
Generalleutnant Heinrich Krampf
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
16 November 1942 - 1 February 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Alfred Philippi
Preceded by
Oberst Alfred Philippi
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1943 - 30 August 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Norbert Holm
Preceded by
Oberst Norbert Holm
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
October 1943 - 8 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gustav Hundt
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gustav Hundt
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
9 August 1944 - January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Ulrich Liß
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Tresckow
Commander of LIX Armeekorps
1 February 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None