Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck

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Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck
Born (1913-10-17)17 October 1913
Berlin
Died 18 March 2005(2005-03-18) (aged 91)
Bad Homburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Major
Commands held Panzer-Abteilung 503
Battles/wars
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work CEO of Hardy-Bank

Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck[Notes 1](17 October 1913 – 18 March 2005) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded Panzer-Abteilung 503. 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.

Early life

Graf von Kageneck was born in Berlin, the oldest of four sons of Generalmajor Karl Graf von Kageneck and Freiin Maria von Schorlemer, daughter of Clemens Freiherr von Schorlemer, an Imperial Secretary of Agriculture. His brothers included:

  • Franz Joseph Graf von Kageneck (1915–1941)
Princess Elisabeth Maria of Bavaria

He married Countess Caroline Henckel von Donnersmarck in 1944. The children are:

  • Marie-Elisabeth Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1945)
∞ Franz Graf von Meran
  • Beatrix Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1946)
  • Karl-Erbo Graf von Kageneck (born 1947)
∞ Theresia Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
  • Christine Gräfin von Kageneck (born 1949)
  • Vinzenz Graf von Kageneck (born 1950)
∞ Anne Gräfin von Plauen (born 1968)
  • Hans Goso Graf von Kageneck (born 1951)
  • Thomas Graf von Kageneck (born 1952, died 1977)

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. Regarding personal names: Graf was a title before 1919, but now is regarded as part of the surname. It is translated as Count. Before the August 1919 abolition of nobility as a legal class, titles preceded the full name when given (Graf Helmuth James von Moltke). Since 1919, these titles, along with any nobiliary prefix (von, zu, etc.), can be used, but are regarded as a dependent part of the surname, and thus come after any given names (Helmuth James Graf von Moltke). Titles and all dependent parts of surnames are ignored in alphabetical sorting. The feminine form is Gräfin.

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 338.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 215.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 204.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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