Werner Ehrig

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Werner Ehrig
Born 22 April 1897
Eibenstock
Died 31 January 1981(1981-01-31) (aged 83)
Oldenburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
1924–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 340. Infanterie-Division
544. Infanterie-Division
544. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Ehrig (22 April 1897 – 31 January 1981) 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. Werner Ehrig was captured in May 1945 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 143.
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
Generalleutnant Josef Prinner
Commander of 340. Infanterie-Division
25 October 1943 - 16 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Beutler
Preceded by
None
Commander of 544. Grenadier-Division
10 July 1944 - 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Renamed 544. Volksgrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 544. Grenadier-Division
Commander of 544. Volksgrenadier-Division
9 October 1944 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None