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Conrad-Oskar Heinrichs
Born (1890-05-05)May 5, 1890
Died 8 September 1944(1944-09-08) (aged 54)
Place of birth Wallstawe
Place of death Liège, Belgium
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1944
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 290. Infanterie-Division
89. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Conrad-Oskar Heinrichs (5 May 1890 – 8 September 1944) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Conrad-Oskar Heinrichs was killed on 8 September 1944 near Liège, Belgium.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
19 December 1943 Südlich Newel scheiterten in harten Kämpfen alle Durchbruchsversuche des Feindes. Nordwestlich der Stadt greift er, von starken Panzerverbänden unterstützt, mit zunehmender Heftigkeit an. Unsere zäh kämpfenden Truppen schossen hier 41 Sowjetpanzer ab und fügten dem Feind hohe blutige Verluste bei. In diesen Kämpfen haben sich die norddeutsche 290. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Heinrichs und die pommersche 122. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Chill besonders bewährt.[2] All enemy break through attempts south of Newel failed in hard combat. Northwest of the city, he attacks, supported by strong armored units, with increasing intensity. Our tough fighting Troops destroyed here 41 Soviet tanks and inflicted on the enemy high bloody losses. In these battles, the North German 290th Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant General Heinrichs and the Pomeranian 122nd Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant General Chill particularly proved themselves.

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 182.
  2. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 629.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • (in German) Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 2, 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1943]. München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Theodor Freiherr von Wrede
Commander of 290. Infanterie-Division
1 May 1942 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Henke
Preceded by
None
Commander of 89. Infanterie-Division
10 February 1944 – 8 September 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Karl Rösler


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