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Werner Hühner
Born 13 August 1886
Died 19 February 1966(1966-02-19) (aged 79)
Place of birth Helmerkamp
Place of death Plön
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 8. Panzer-Division
61. Infanterie-Division
416. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Hühner (13 August 1886 – 10 February 1966) 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. Werner Hühner was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in April 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 196.

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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
Generalmajor Erich Brandenberger
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division
8 December 1941 – 28 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Erich Brandenberger
Preceded by
Generalmajor Franz Scheidies
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
7 April 1942 – 1 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Günther Krappe
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Brabänder
Commander of 416. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1943 – 1 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Pflieger

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