Erwin Menny

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Erwin Menny
Born 18 August 1893
Saarburg
Died 6 December 1949(1949-12-06) (aged 61)
Freiburg im Breisgau
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 15. Schützen-Brigade
15. Panzer-Division
90.leichte Afrika-Division
18. Panzer-Division
333. Infanterie-Division
123. Infanterie-Division
72. Infanterie-Division
84. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erwin Menny (18 August 1893 – 6 December 1949) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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
Generalleutnant Walter Neumann-Silkow
Commander of 15. Panzer-Division
6 December 1941 – 9 December 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gustav von Vaerst
Preceded by
Oberst Werner Marcks
Commander of 90.leichte Afrika-Division
18 June 1942 – 19 June 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Werner Marcks
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Freiherr von Thüngen
Commander of 18. Panzer-Division
15 September 1942 – February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Freiherr von Thüngen
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Crisolli
Commander of 333. Infanterie-Division
10 July 1943 – 2 November 1943
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
17 October 1943 – 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Philipp Müller-Gebhard
Commander of 72. Infanterie-Division
1 November 1943 – 20 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Hohn
Preceded by
None
Commander of 84. Infanterie-Division
10 February 1944 – 21 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinz Fiebig