Werner von Erdmannsdorff

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Werner von Erdmannsdorff
Born (1891-07-26)26 July 1891
Bautzen
Died 5 June 1945(1945-06-05) (aged 53)
Ljubliana, Yugoslavia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 18. Infanterie-Division
18. Panzergrenadier-Division
LXXXXI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Spouse(s) Helene née von Tschirsky und Bögendorff (1895–1982)
(m. 1919–1945; his death)[1]
Relations Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (brother)

Heinrich Werner Bernhard von Erdmannsdorff (27 July 1891 – 5 June 1945) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie 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 von Erdmannsdorff was captured by British troops in May 1945. He was then extradited to Yugoslavia and was shot on 5 June 1945 in Ljubljana alongside General der Panzetruppe Gustav Fehn, Generalleutnant Friedrich Stephan and Generalmajor Heinz Kattner. He was the older brother of Generalmajor Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff.[1]

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelige Häuser A Band XXVII, Band 132 der Gesamtreihe, C. A. Starke Verlag, Limburg (Lahn) 2003, p. 318–319
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 147.
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
Generalmajor Friedrich Herrlein
Commander of 18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
15 December 1941 – 23 June 1943
Succeeded by
Renamed 18. Panzergrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
Commander of 18. Panzergrenadier-Division
23 June 1943 – 9 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Zutavern
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ulrich Kleemann
Commander of LXXXXI. Armeekorps
9 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None