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Marcks, Werner

Date of birth:
July 17th, 1896 (Magdeburg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
July 28th, 1967 (Wedel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 28th May 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 22nd February 1918.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
I. / Schützen-Regiment 64
Awarded on:
December 11th, 1941
Details:
Award 28/18.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Führer Kampfgruppe Marcks (Schützen-Regiment 155 / 15.Panzer-Division) / Panzerarmee Afrika
Awarded on:
February 2nd, 1942
Details:
827th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 1.Panzer-Division / III.Panzer-Korps / Armee-Gruppe Heinrici / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
Details:
593rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - KUROWSKI, F., Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrikakorps, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, United States, 1996.
    - 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
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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