27 July 1895|
|Died||18 February 1975
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
|Years of service||1914–1919
|Rank||Generalmajor der Reserve|
|Commands held||Infanterie-Regiment 36
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Werner Kolb (27 July 1895 – 18 February 1975) was a highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 9. Volksgrenadier-Division. 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. Werner Kolb was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (16 June 1940)
- 1st Class (4 July 1940)
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Silver
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze
- German Cross in Gold (2 January 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.
- 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.
Generalmajor Werner Gebb
|Commander of 9. Volksgrenadier-Division
1 November 1944 – 8 May 1945
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