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Ernst-Anton von Krosigk

Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Born 5 March 1898
Died 16 March 1945(1945-03-16) (aged 47)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 1st Infanterie Division
XVI Armeekorps
16th Armee

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (5 March 1898 – 16 March 1945) was a German general who from 1943 commanded the 1. Infanterie Division during World War II. 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. Ernst-Anton von Krosigk was killed in an air-attack by Soviet forces on 16 March 1945 in the Courland Pocket.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
31 March 1944 Südwestlich Proskurow sind weiterhin erbitterte Angriffs- und Abwehrkämpfe im Gange. Dabei hat sich die ostpreußische 1. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalmajors v. Krosigk besonders bewährt.[4] Fierce offensive and defensive battles are still in progress southwest Proskurov. Here the East Prussian 1 Infantry Division under the command of Major-General v. Krosigk has particularly proven itself.


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 412.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 70.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Martin Grase
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1943 – 30 June 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans-Joachim Baurmeister
Preceded by
Oberst Hans-Joachim Baurmeister
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
8 June 1944 – 30 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schittnig
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Commander of XVI. Armeekorps
December 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Commander of 16. Armee
10 March 1945 – 16 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach

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