Heinz Ziegler

Heinz Ziegler (19 May 1894 – 21 August 1972) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II acting commander of the 5th Panzer Army and commander of the 14th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Heinz Ziegler
Born(1894-05-19)19 May 1894
Darkehmen, Province of East Prussia, German Empire[1]
Died21 August 1972(1972-08-21) (aged 78)
Göttingen, West Germany[1]
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
Years of service1912–45
RankGeneral of the Artillery
Commands held5th Panzer Army
334th Infantry Division
III Army Corps
14th Army
Battles/wars<World War I

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Awards and decorationsEdit

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Andreas Schulz, Günter Wegmann, Dieter Zinke: Die Generale der Waffen-SS und Polizei: Lammerding-Plesch. Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio-Verlag 2003, ISBN 978-3-7648-2375-7, p. 51.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 530.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 370.

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.
Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 5. Panzerarmee
3 December 1942 – 20 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Hans-Jürgen von Arnim
Preceded by
Generalmajor Fritz Krause
Commander of 334. Infanterie-Division
24 May 1943 – 20 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Scheller
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Hermann Breith
Commander of III. Panzerkorps
20 October 1943 – 25 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin
Commander of 14. Armee
24 October 1944 – 22 November 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Traugott Herr