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Gustav Kieseritzky
Born (1893-09-22)22 September 1893
Died 19 November 1943(1943-11-19) (age 76)
Place of birth Rendsburg
Place of death Kamysch-Burun, Ukraine
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1903–1919).svg Kaiserliche Marine
Flag of Weimar Republic (jack).svg Reichsmarine
War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1912–1945
Rank Vizeadmiral
Unit SMS Vineta
SMS Friedrich der Große
SMS Strassburg
battleship Hannover
battleship Schleswig-Holstein
heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee
Commands held battleship Schleswig-Holstein
Admiral Schwarzes Meer
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gustav Kieseritzky (22 September 1893 – 19 November 1943) was a highly decorated Vizeadmiral in the Kriegsmarine during World War II. 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. Gustav Kieseritzky was killed on 19 November 1943 during the Kerch–Eltigen Operation. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 20 November 1943.

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Wehrmachtbericht referenceEdit

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
9 October 1943 Verbände der Kriegsmarine unter der Führung des Vizeadmirals Kieseritzky führten zusammen mit Pionieren des Heeres die geregelte Versorgung des Kubanbrückenkopfes durch und haben sich hierbei wie bei der Räumung ruhmvoll bewährt.[2] Forces of the Navy under the command of Vice Admiral Kieseritzky, together with pioneers of the army, conducted the regulated supply of the Kuban bridgehead and during the evacuation have proven themselves exceptionally.

NotesEdit

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 210.
  2. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 579.

ReferencesEdit

  • Dörr, Manfred (1995) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • 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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