Werner Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow

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Werner Henning-Friedrich Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow
Born 7 June 1894
Bristow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Died 20 August 1964(1964-08-20) (aged 70)
Hanover
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–?
1935–1945
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held 2. Marine-Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Henning-Friedrich Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow[a] (7 June 1894 – 20 August 1964) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve 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 Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow was captured by British troops at the end of the war while in command of the 2. Marine-Infanterie-Division. His sister was Countess Ina Marie von Bassewitz.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Geneall.net
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 105.

References[edit]

  • 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
Vizeadmiral Ernst Scheurlen
Commander of 2. Marine-Infanterie-Division
April 8, 1945 – May 8, 1945
Succeeded by
None