Werner von Erdmannsdorff

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Werner von Erdmannsdorff
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Werner von Erdmannsdorff, Heinz Kattner and Friedrich Stephan (general) (de)
Born (1891-07-26)26 July 1891
Died 5 June 1945(1945-06-05) (aged 53)
Ljubliana, Yugoslavia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 18th Infantry Division
LXXXXI. Armeekorps
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (brother)

Werner von Erdmannsdorff (27 July 1891 – 5 June 1945) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was married to Helene née von Tschirsky und Bögendorff (1895–1982).[1]

Erdmannsdorff surrendered to the British troops in May 1945. He was extradited to Yugoslavia and was shot on 5 June 1945 in Ljubljana alongside generals Gustav Fehn, Friedrich Stephan (general) (de) and Heinz Kattner. He was the older brother of general Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelige Häuser A Band XXVII, Band 132 der Gesamtreihe, C. A. Starke Verlag, Limburg (Lahn) 2003, p. 318–319
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 147.

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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Friedrich Herrlein
Commander of 18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
15 December 1941 – 23 June 1943
Succeeded by
Renamed 18. Panzergrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
Commander of 18. Panzergrenadier-Division
23 June 1943 – 9 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Zutavern
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ulrich Kleemann
Commander of LXXXXI. Armeekorps
9 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None