Wilhelm Crisolli

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Wilhelm Crisolli
Born 20 January 1895
Berlin
Died 12 September 1944(1944-09-12) (aged 49)
Pistoia, Italy
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank Generalleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held 13. Panzer-Division
16. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
333. Infanterie-Division
6. Panzer-Division
20. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Crisolli (20 January 1895 – 12 September 1944) was a German general and member of the Nazi Party in World War II. He was Commander of 13. Panzer-Division, of 16. Infanterie-Division (mot.), of 333. Infanterie-Division, of 6. Panzer-Division and of 20. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division.

Military career[edit]

Wilhelm Crisolli 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. Wilhelm Crisolli was killed 12 September 1944, by Italian partisans. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Generalleutnant.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas and Wegmann 1998, p. 106.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 132.
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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 4: C–Dow] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2534-8. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hellmut von der Chevallerie
Commander of 13. Panzer-Division
1 December 1942 – 15 May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hellmut von der Chevallerie
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of 16. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
20 May 1943 – 27 June 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf von Tschudi
Commander of 333. Infanterie-Division
1 July 1943 – 10 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walther von Hünersdorff
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
14 July 1943 – 21 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels
Preceded by
Generalmajor Erich Fronhöfer
Commander of 20. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division
25 November 1943 – 12 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Erich Fronhöfer