Albert Henze

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Albert Henze
Born 7 August 1894
Died 31 March 1979(1979-03-31) (aged 84)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 60th Infantry Division
19th Luftwaffen Division
21st Feld Division (L)
30th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Albert Henze (7 August 1894 – 31 March 1979) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Henze surrendered to the Soviet forces in the Courland Pocket and was held as a war criminal in the Soviet Union until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 269.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 179.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 184.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Kohlermann
Commander of Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle
13 February 1944 - 3 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Baessler
Commander of 19. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division
1 June 1944 - July 1944
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf-Eduard Licht
Commander of 21. Feld-Division (L)
30 August 1944 - 30 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Barth
Preceded by
Generalmajor Otto Barth
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
30 January - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none