Werner von Gilsa

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Werner von Gilsa
Werner von Gilsa.jpg
Werner von Gilsa, June 1940
Born(1889-03-04)4 March 1889
Berlin
Died8 May 1945(1945-05-08) (aged 56)
Leitmeritz
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
RankGeneral der Infanterie
Commands heldLXXXIX Army Corps,
Military commander of Dresden
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Werner von Gilsa (4 March 1889 in Berlin – 8 May 1945 in Leitmeritz) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II, whose last assignment was as military commandant of Dresden.

From 1 April 1941 to 4 April 1943, Gilsa was commander of the 216th Infantry Division. In the winter of 1941/42 the division was sent to the Eastern Front. Gilsa was promoted to General of Infantry on 1 July 1943. From 11 June 1943 to 23 November 1944 he was Commanding General of the LXXXIX Army Corps, which took part in the Battle of the Scheldt, from 2 October to 8 November 1944. Gilsa was Military Commander of Dresden from 15 March to May 1945. At the end of the war, Gilsa committed suicide.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 198.

Bibliography[edit]

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  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Himer
Commander of 216. Infanterie-Division
1 April 1941 – 4 April 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich-August Schack
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann
Commander of LXXXIX. Armeekorps
11 June 1944 – 23 November 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne