Günther Angern

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Günther Angern
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1971-068-14, Russland, v. Beaulieu-Marconnay, v. Leeb, Hoepner, Angern.jpg
Günter Angern (far right)
Born (1893-03-05)5 March 1893
Kolberg, Province of Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire now Kołobrzeg, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Died 2 February 1943(1943-02-02) (aged 49)
Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–43
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 11. Panzer-Division
16. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Angern (5 March 1893 – 2 February 1943) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several panzer 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. Günther Angern committed suicide on 2 February 1943 before the surrender of German forces at Stalingrad.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 16.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 100.

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
General der Panzertruppen Ludwig Crüwell
Commander of 11. Panzer-Division
15 August 1941 – 24 August 1941
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Preceded by
Generaloberst Hans-Valentin Hube
Commander of 16. Panzer-Division
15 September 1942 – 2 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Burkhart Müller-Hillebrand