Kurt Herzog

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Kurt Herzog
Born 27 March 1889
Quedlinburg
Died 8 May 1948(1948-05-08) (aged 59)
Workuta
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907 - 1945
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 291. Infanterie Division
XXXVIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Kurt Herzog (27 March 1889, Quedlinburg – 8 May 1948) was a German general who commanded the 291. 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. Kurt Herzog was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity on 8 May 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 291. Infanterie-Division
7 February 1940 - 10 June 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Goeritz
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Siegfried Haenicke
Commander of XXXVIII. Armeekorps
29 June 1942 - 8 January 1945
Succeeded by
Renamed XXXVIII Panzerkorps