Ernst-Anton von Krosigk

Ernst-Anton von Krosigk (5 March 1898 – 16 March 1945) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. Krosigk was killed in an air-attack by Soviet forces on 16 March 1945 in the Courland Pocket.

Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Born5 March 1898
Berlin
Died16 March 1945(1945-03-16) (aged 47)
Kanden
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
Years of service1915–45
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands held1st Infantry Division
XVI Army Corps
16th Army
Battles/warsWorld War I

World War II

Courland Pocket 
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 412.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 256.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 226.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.

BibliographyEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Martin Grase
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1943 – 30 June 1943
Succeeded by
Preceded by 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