Erwin Vierow

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Erwin Vierow
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1981-084-17, Erwin Vierow.jpg
General Erwin Vierow in 1941
Nickname(s) Nazi Germany
Born (1890-05-15)15 May 1890
Died 1 February 1982(1982-02-01) (aged 91)
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1908–44
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held
  • 9th Infantry Division
  • 55th Army Corps
  • Military Commandant of Kharkov
  • General Command Somme
Battles/wars World War II

General Erwin Vierow (15 May 1890 – 1 February 1982) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.

Between the wars he served on the General Staff of the Reichswehr and in the infantry and by the outbreak of World War II he had reached the rank of Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht. In August 1940 was appointed as commander of the 9th Infantry Division. Serving on the Eastern Front as commander of 55th Army Corps he became the military commandant of the city of Kharkov upon its capture on 24 October 1941. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on November 15, 1941.

On 1 July 1943 he was appointed commander of the army in northwest France, covering the regions of Laon, Orléans and Rouen and held this command until September 1944 when he was appointed chief of the ad hoc ‘General Command Somme’. He held this post until he surrendered to the British forces.




  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 431.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of the 96. Infanterie-Division
15 September 1939 – 5 August 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wolf Schede
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Georg von Apell
Commander of the 9. Infanterie-Division
1 August 1940 – 31 December 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Siegmund Freiherr von Schleinitz