Werner Sanne

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Werner Otto Sanne
Born 5 April 1889
Berlin
Died 26 September 1952(1952-09-26) (aged 63)
Krasnopol Prison Camp
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 34. Infanterie-Division
100. Jäger Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Trefoil 1st Class

Werner Otto Sanne (5 April 1889 – 26 September 1952) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions 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 Sanne was captured by Soviet troops in 1943 after the surrender of German forces at Stalingrad. He died in 1952 at Krasnopol Prison Camp.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 301.
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 the 100. leichte Infanterie-Division
10 October 1940 – 6 July 1942
Succeeded by
renamed to 100. Jäger-Division
Preceded by
formerly 100. leichte Infanterie-Division
Commander of the 100. Jäger-Division
6 July 1942 – 31 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Willibald Utz