Heinz Ziegler

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This article is about the German Wehrmacht general. For the German political scientist and RAF pilot, see Heinz Otto Ziegler.
Heinz Ziegler
Born (1894-05-19)19 May 1894
Darkehmen, East Prussia[1]
Died 21 August 1972(1972-08-21) (aged 78)
Göttingen, Lower Saxony[1]
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–1945
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 5. Panzerarmee
334. Infanterie-Division
III. Panzerkorps
14. Armee
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz Ziegler (19 May 1894 – 21 August 1972) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie 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.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Andreas Schulz, Günter Wegmann, Dieter Zinke: Die Generale der Waffen-SS und Polizei: Lammerding-Plesch. Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio-Verlag 2003, ISBN 978-3-7648-2375-7, p. 51.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 370.
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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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
None
Commander of 5. Panzerarmee
3 December 1942 – 20 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen von Arnim
Preceded by
Generalmajor Fritz Krause
Commander of 334. Infanterie-Division
24 May 1943 – 20 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Scheller
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Hermann Breith
Commander of III. Panzerkorps
20 October 1943 – 25 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin
Commander of 14. Armee
24 October 1944 – 22 November 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Traugott Herr