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Günther Angern
Günter Angern (far right)
Born (1893-03-05)5 March 1893
Died 2 February 1943(1943-02-02) (aged 49)
Place of birth Kolberg
Place of death Stalingrad, Russia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1943
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 11. Panzer-Division
16. Panzer-Division
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Angern (5 March 1893 – 2 February 1943) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several panzer 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. Günther Angern committed suicide on 2 February 1943 before the surrender of German forces at Stalingrad.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 100.
  • 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
General der Panzertruppen Ludwig Crüwell
Commander of 11. Panzer-Division
15 August 1941 - 24 August 1941
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Preceded by
Generaloberst Hans-Valentin Hube
Commander of 16. Panzer-Division
15 September 1942 - 2 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Burkhart Müller-Hillebrand

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