Kurt Herzog

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Kurt Herzog
Born 27 March 1889
Quedlinburg
Died 8 May 1948(1948-05-08) (aged 59)
Workuta
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 291. Infanterie Division
XXXVIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

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

Kurt Herzog (27 March 1889, Quedlinburg – 8 May 1948) was a German general who commanded the 291. 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. Kurt Herzog was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity on 8 May 1948.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas 1997, p. 277.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.

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) <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) <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) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 291. Infanterie-Division
7 February 1940 - 10 June 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Goeritz
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Siegfried Haenicke
Commander of XXXVIII. Armeekorps
29 June 1942 - 8 January 1945
Succeeded by
Renamed XXXVIII Panzerkorps