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Ernst-Anton von Krosigk

German General and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Officer Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Potsdam
Date of death Mar 16, 1945 Courland
The details

Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (5 March 1898 – 16 March 1945) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. Krosigk was killed in an air-attack by Soviet forces on 16 March 1945 in the Courland Pocket.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (25 September 1916) & 1st Class (12 September 1918)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (20 May 1940) & 1st Class (19 June 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 9 August 1942 as Oberst im Generalstab (in the General Staff) of the I. Armeekorps
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 12 February 1944 as Generalmajor and commander of 1. Infanterie Division
    • 827th Oak Leaves on 12 April 1945 (Posthumously) as General der Infanterie and commander of XVI.Armeekorps
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (31 March 1944)
  • ^ Thomas 1997, p. 412.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 256.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.

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