Werner Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow

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Werner Henning-Friedrich Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow
Born 7 June 1894
Bristow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Died 20 August 1964(1964-08-20) (aged 70)
Hanover
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberst of the Reserves
Commands held 2nd Naval Infantry Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Henning-Friedrich Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow[a] (7 June 1894 – 20 August 1964) was a highly decorated Oberst of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded to by Nazi Germany recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Bassewitz-Levetzow surrendered to the British troops at the end of the war while in command of the 2nd Naval Infantry Division. His sister was Countess Ina Marie von Bassewitz.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 26.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 105.

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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Vizeadmiral Ernst Scheurlen
Commander of 2. Marine-Infanterie-Division
April 8, 1945 – May 8, 1945
Succeeded by
None