Sigfrid Henrici

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For General Gotthard Heinrici of World War II, see Gotthard Heinrici.
Sigfrid Henrici
Born (1889-05-10)10 May 1889
Soest, Province of Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 8 November 1964(1964-11-08) (aged 75)
Bad Nauheim, Hesse, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–45
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 16th Infantry Division
XXXX Panzer Corps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

General Sigfrid Henrici (10 May 1889 – 8 November 1964) was a Panzer General in the German army during World War II.

He joined the Imperial German Army as an officer cadet in the 11th Artillery Regiment in 1907 and was commissioned as a Leutnant in an artillery regiment in 1909. He became a flying observer in World War I and was then the leader of a flying battalion.

He was not retained in the Reichswehr and in 1920 he joined the police, reaching the rank of Colonel of Police (Oberst Polizei) on 1 October 1935. He then moved back to the Army in December of that year and commanded the 29th Artillery Regiment from 1936. He was promoted to Generalmajor on 1 June 1939.

With the start of World War II, he was the commander of the 16th Infantry Division (motorised). He was promoted to Generalleutnant on 1 June 1941 and General der Panzertruppe on 1 January 1943. He commanded the XXXX Panzer Corps until October 1943 when he became seriously ill and was moved to the leadership reserve. In November 1943 he returned to active service and the command of the XXXX Panzer Corps. He was taken prisoner by the Red Army on 9 May 1945 and was released from Soviet captivity in 1955. He died on 8 November 1964.




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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis
Commander of 16. Infanterie-Division
15 March 1941 – 13 November 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Johannes Streich