Werner Anton

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Not to be confused with Anton von Werner.
Werner Rudolph Anton
Born 3 April 1895
Dresden
Died 12 September 1948(1948-09-12) (aged 53)
Wolfsburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1919–1920)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1914–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6. Flak-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Rudolph Anton (3 April 1895 – 12 September 1948) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 6. Flak-Division. 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. Werner Anton was taken prisoner and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
30 October 1944 (Addendum) Im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront zeichnete sich die 6. Flak-Division unter Führung von Generalleutnant Anton besonders aus.[2] In the northern sector of the Eastern Front particularly distinguished itself, the 6th Flak-Division under the leadership of Lieutenant General Anton.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 100.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 573.
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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Job Odebrecht
Commander of 6. Flak-Division
1 September 1942 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None