Werner Kienitz

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Werner Kienitz
Born 3 June 1885
Hamburg
Died 31 December 1959(1959-12-31) (aged 74)
Hamburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 24. Infanterie-Division
XVII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Kienitz (3 June 1885 – 31 December 1959) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XVII. Corps. 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 Kienitz was captured in 1945 by British troops and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 209.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 24. Infanterie-Division
15 October 1935 – 1 April 1938
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Sigisimund von Förster
Preceded by
None
Commander of XVII. Armeekorps
1 April 1938 – 23 January 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Karl-Adolf Hollidt