Gustav Kieseritzky

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Gustav Kieseritzky
Born(1893-09-22)22 September 1893
Died19 November 1943(1943-11-19) (aged 50)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine
RankVizeadmiral
Commands heldBattleship Schleswig-Holstein
Battles/warsKerch–Eltigen Operation 
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gustav Kieseritzky (22 September 1893 – 19 November 1943) was a German admiral during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Kieseritzky was killed on 19 November 1943 during the Kerch–Eltigen Operation. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 20 November 1943.

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 210.

References[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.
Military offices
Preceded by
Kapitän zur See Hans Feldbausch
Commanding officer, German battleship Schleswig-Holstein
8 June 1938 – 25 April 1939
Succeeded by
Kapitän zur See Gustav Kleikamp