Ernst Sieler

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Ernst Sieler
Born 22 August 1893
Died 6 October 1983(1983-10-06) (aged 90)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1913–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 304th Infantry Division
LIX Army Corps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ernst Sieler (22 August 1893 – 6 October 1983) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the LIX. Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Sieler surrendered to the Soviet forces in the course of Red Army's Vistula–Oder Offensive. He was held in the Soviet Union as a war criminal until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 321.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 444.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 325.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.

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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich Krampf
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
16 November 1942 - 1 February 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Alfred Philippi
Preceded by
Oberst Alfred Philippi
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1943 - 30 August 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Norbert Holm
Preceded by
Oberst Norbert Holm
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
October 1943 - 8 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gustav Hundt
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gustav Hundt
Commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
9 August 1944 - January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Ulrich Liß
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Joachim von Tresckow
Commander of LIX Armeekorps
1 February 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None