|Born||20 January 1893|
|Died||20 April 1954(aged 61)|
|Commands held||100th Jäger Division
2nd Mountain Division
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
In April 1943, Utz was appointed commander of the newly reconstituted 100th Jäger Division, which had been destroyed at the end of the Battle of Stalingrad. Promoted to major general (generalmajor) on 1 July 1943, he led his command in fighting on the Eastern Front from March to December 1944.
Now a lieutenant general (generalleutnant), he took over command of the 2nd Mountain Division on 9 February 1945 when its previous commander was wounded. After fighting on the Western Front in the Saar-Moselle Triangle, his new command, earlier in the war considered an elite unit, was well below strength and combat effectiveness. The division finished the war in Württemberg where Utz surrendered it to the Western Allies.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 June 1941 as Oberst and commander of Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 100
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . 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.
- Mitcham, Jr., Samuel W. (2007). German Order of Battle, Volume Two: 291st–999th Infantry Divisions, Named Infantry Divisions, and Special Divisions in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA, United States: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3437-0.
Generalleutnant Werner Sanne
|Commander of the 100th Jäger Division
1 February 1943 – 1 January 1945
Oberst Hans Kreppel
Oberst Hans Roschmann
|Commander of the 2nd Mountain Division
9 February 1945 – German capitulation