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Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Born (1898-03-05)March 5, 1898
Died 16 March 1945(1945-03-16) (aged 47)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Kanden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915 - 1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 1st Infanterie Division
XVI Armeekorps
16th Armee
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (5 March 1898 – 16 March 1945) was a German general who from 1943 commanded the 1. 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. Ernst-Anton von Krosigk was killed in an air-attack by Soviet forces on 16 March 1945 in the Courland Pocket.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
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
Generalleutnant Martin Grase
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1943 – 30 June 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans-Joachim Baurmeister
Preceded by
Oberst Hans-Joachim Baurmeister
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
8 June 1944 – 30 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schittnig
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Commander of XVI. Armeekorps
December 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Commander of 16. Armee
10 March 1945 – 16 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach


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