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Anton Grasser

Anton Grasser
Born 11 November 1891
Bossendorf, Alsace
Died 3 November 1976(1976-11-03) (aged 85)
Stuttgart
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundesgrenzschutz
Years of service 1913–18
1936–45
1951–53
Rank General der Infanterie (Wehrmacht)
Commands held 25. Infanterie-Division
25. Panzergrenadier Division
LVI. Panzerkorps
XXVI. Armeekorps
LXXII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
Other work Police Officer

Anton Grasser (3 November 1891 – 3 November 1976) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Anton Grasser was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was released in 1947. Anton Grasser joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards) in 1951, retiring in 1953.

In the 1950s, Grasser was involved in organizing an illegal underground army set up by German officers in the event of a Soviet invasion of West Germany.[1]

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Wiegrefe, Klaus (14 May 2014). "Files Uncovered: Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army".  
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 168.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Sigfrid Henrici
Commander of 25. Infanterie-Division
4 February 1942 – 23 June 1943
Succeeded by
Renamed 25th Panzergrenadier Division
Preceded by
Previously 25th Infantry Division
Commander of 25. Panzergrenadier-Division
23 June 1943 – 5 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Fritz Benicke
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach
Commander of LVI Panzer Corps
14 November 1943 – 9 December 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Martin Grase
Commander of XXVI. Armeekorps
15 February 1944 – 11 May 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Commander of XXVI. Armeekorps
15 June 1944 – 6 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Gerhard Matzky
Preceded by
Generalleutnant August Schmidt
Commander of LXXII. Armeekorps
22 January 1945 – April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Schmidt-Hammer
Preceded by
none
Inspector of the Bundesgrenzschutz
18 May 1951 – 30 June 1953
Succeeded by
Brigadegeneral Kurt Andersen
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