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Anton Grasser
Born 11 November 1891
Died 3 November 1976(1976-11-03) (age 44)
Place of birth Bossendorf, Alsace
Place of death Stuttgart
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundesgrenzschutz
Years of service 1913–1918
1936–1945
1951–1953
Rank General der Infanterie (Wehrmacht)
Commands held 25. Infanterie-Division
25. Panzergrenadier Division
LVI. Panzerkorps
XXVI. Armeekorps
LXXII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Anton Grasser (3 November 1891 – 3 November 1976) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. 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. Anton Grasser was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was released in 1947. Anton Grasser joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards) in 1951, retiring in 1953.

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 168.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.
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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Sigfrid Henrici
Commander of 25. Infanterie-Division
4 February 1942 – 23 June 1943
Succeeded by
Renamed 25th Panzergrenadier Division
Preceded by
Previously 25th Infantry Division
Commander of 25. Panzergrenadier-Division
23 June 1943 – 5 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Fritz Benicke
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach
Commander of LVI Panzer Corps
14 November 1943 – 9 December 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Martin Grase
Commander of XXVI. Armeekorps
15 February 1944 – 11 May 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Commander of XXVI. Armeekorps
15 June 1944 – 6 July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Gerhard Matzky
Preceded by
Generalleutnant August Schmidt
Commander of LXXII. Armeekorps
22 January 1945 – April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Schmidt-Hammer
Preceded by
none
Inspector of the Bundesgrenzschutz
18 May 1951 – 30 June 1953
Succeeded by
Brigadegeneral Kurt Andersen


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