Endres, Theodor

    Date of birth:
    September 25th, 1876 (Ansbach/Bavaria, Germany)
    Date of death:
    January 18th, 1956 (Traunstein/Bavaria, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Theodor Enres was finally fired by command of Hitler during the Operation Barbarossa.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalleutnant zur Verfüging
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 212.Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    July 13th, 1940
    The following wartime excerpt describes why Endres would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

    “Forced march from the area west of Verdun to the Mosel river and garrison of Ponte a Mousson. Vorausabteilungen were pushed towards the west and south over the Mosel thanks to the personal actions of the divisional commander, Generalleutnant Endres. Bridge built over the Aingeray. Division thrown into the enemy occupied area before Toulouse and Nancy. Further march towards the south, crossing over the Meurthe and Flavigny as well as a seizure of the bridges near Ceintrey. Division steered westwards against the line Vezelise-Crepey, and the ring closed around the strong enemy forces that had gathered in the Toulouse area. Over 50000 prisoners, including hundreds of officers and 30 generals. Massive quantities of equipment also captured.”
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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