Werner Kolb

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Werner Kolb
Born (1895-07-27)27 July 1895
Burbach
Died 18 February 1975(1975-02-18) (aged 79)
Neu Isenburg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–19
1936–45
Rank Generalmajor of the Reserves
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 36
9. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Engineer

Werner Kolb (27 July 1895 – 18 February 1975) was a highly decorated Generalmajor of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 9. Volksgrenadier-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. Werner Kolb was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 392.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 243.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  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) <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) <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
Generalmajor Werner Gebb
Commander of 9. Volksgrenadier-Division
1 November 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None