Ernst Meiners

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Dr. Ernst Meiners
Born 13 June 1893
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 11 June 1959(1959-06-11) (aged 65)
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–20
1935–45
Rank Generalmajor der Reserve
Commands held 81. Infanterie-Division
547. Volksgrenadier-Division
35. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. Ernst Meiners (13 June 1893 – 11 June 1959) was a highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 251.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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. 
  • 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
Generalleutnant Vollrath Lübbe
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
1 July 1944 – 10 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Franz-Eccard von Bentivegni
Preceded by
None
Commander of 547. Grenadier-Division
13 July 1944 – 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Redesignated 547. Volksgrenadier-division
Preceded by
Previously 547. Grenadier-Division
Commander of 547. Volksgrenadier-Division
9 October 1944 – 8 February 1945
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Hans Kempin
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Johann-Georg Richert
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
? May 1945 - ? May 1945
Succeeded by
None