Werner Kienitz

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Werner Kienitz
Born 3 June 1885
Hamburg
Died 31 December 1959(1959-12-31) (aged 74)
Hamburg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 24. Infanterie-Division
XVII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I


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

Werner Kienitz (3 June 1885 – 31 December 1959) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XVII. Corps. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 209.

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. 
  • 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
None
Commander of 24. Infanterie-Division
15 October 1935 – 1 April 1938
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Sigisimund von Förster
Preceded by
None
Commander of XVII. Armeekorps
1 April 1938 – 23 January 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Karl-Adolf Hollidt