Werner Marcks

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Werner Marcks
Born 17 July 1896
Died 28 July 1967(1967-07-28) (aged 71)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914 – 1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 1st Panzer Division
20th Panzer Division
21st Panzer Division
90th Light Infantry Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Werner Marcks (17 July 1896 – 28 July 1967) was a German general who commanded several panzer divisions during World War II. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 247.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.
  • Alman, Karl (1998). Ritterkreuzträger des Afrikakorps [Knight's Cross Bearers of the Afrika Korps] (in German). Rastatt, Germany: VPM Verlagsunion Pabel Moewig. ISBN 978-3-8118-1457-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Mortimer von Kessel
Commander of 20. Panzer Division
1 January 1944 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Mortimer von Kessel
Preceded by
Generalmajor Richard Koll
Commander of 1. Panzer Division
19 February 1944 – 25 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Eberhard Thunert
Preceded by
Oberst Helmut Zollenkopf
Commander of 21. Panzer Division
12 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by