Werner von Gilsa
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Werner von Gilsa
Werner von Gilsa, June 1940
|Born||4 March 1889|
|Died||8 May 1945 (aged 56)|
|Allegiance|| German Empire|
|Rank||General der Infanterie|
|Commands held||LXXXIX Army Corps,|
Military commander of Dresden
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
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
- Iron Cross (1914) 1st Class (18 October 1914) & 1st Class (14 May 1915)
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (14 September 1939) & 1st Class (21 October 1939)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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Generalleutnant Kurt Himer
| Commander of 216. Infanterie-Division
1 April 1941 – 4 April 1943
General der Infanterie Friedrich-August Schack
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann
| Commander of LXXXIX. Armeekorps
11 June 1944 – 23 November 1944
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne