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Horst von Usedom

Horst von Usedom
Born (1906-03-09)9 March 1906
Died 14 October 1970(1970-10-14) (aged 64)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1925–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Panzerbrigade Kurland
12. Panzer-Division

World War II

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

Horst Viktor von Usedom (9 March 1906 – 14 October 1970) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 12th Panzer Division. 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 398.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 484.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 347.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

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  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen
Commander of 12. Panzer-Division
12 April 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by

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