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König, Ernst (WH-Generalmajor)

Date of birth:
August 12th, 1908 (Fulda/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 3rd, 1986 (Göttingen/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally reached the rank of Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
III. / Infanterie-Regiment 82
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1942
Details:
Award 86/29.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer Grenadier-Regiment 12 / 31.Infanterie-Division / Korpsgruppe von Saucken / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1943
Details:
2132nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 12 / 14.Infanterie-Division / 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
Details:
598th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - a href="http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de/" class="artikel-tekst-klein1"target="_blank">Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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