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Werner Forst

 

Werner Forst

Werner Forst
Werner Forst
Born 21 December 1892
Magdeburg
Died 3 February 1971(1971-02-03) (aged 78)
Wiesbaden
Buried at South Cemetery Wiesbaden
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 293. Infanterie-Division
106. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Werner Forst (21 December 1892 – 3 February 1971) was a German general who held several divisional commands 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 were awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Deutsch WorldHeritage.

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 172.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 154.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 68.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Justin von Obernitz
Commander of 293. Infanterie-Division
19 February 1942 - 10 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Arndt
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Arthur Kullmer
Commander of 106. Infanterie-Division
10 January 1943 - 20 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Siegfried von Rekowski


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