Gilsa, Freiherr von und zu, Werner-Albrecht

Date of birth:
March 4th, 1889 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 8th, 1945 (Leitmeritz, Czechoslovakia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Werner-Albrecht Freiherr von und zu Gilsa comitted suicide on May 8th, 1945. At that time het was Führer Korps "Gilsa" with the rank of General der Infanterie.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 9
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 216. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1942
Details:
68th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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