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Werner Rudolph Anton
Born 3 April 1895
Died 12 September 1948(1948-09-12) (age 72)
Place of birth Dresden
Place of death Wolfsburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1919–1920)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1914–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6. Flak-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Rudolph Anton (3 April 1895 – 12 September 1948) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 6. Flak-Division. 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. Werner Anton was taken prisoner and was held until 1948.

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Wehrmachtbericht referenceEdit

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
30 October 1944 (Addendum) Im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront zeichnete sich die 6. Flak-Division unter Führung von Generalleutnant Anton besonders aus.[2] In the northern sector of the Eastern Front particularly distinguished itself, the 6th Flak-Division under the leadership of Lieutenant General Anton.

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 100.
  2. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 573.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). 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.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.
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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Job Odebrecht
Commander of 6. Flak-Division
1 September 1942 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None

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