- Date of birth:
- August 7th, 1894 (Kirchhain/Hesse, Germany)
- Date of death:
- March 31st, 1979 (Ingolstadt/Bavaria, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, Third Reich)
January 27th, 1915: Gefreiter;
April 21st, 1915: Unteroffizier;
August 2nd, 1915: Vizefeldwebel;
March 20th, 1916: Leutnant der Reserve;
May 20th, 1920: Leutnant (Polizei);
October 21st, 1934: Hauptmann (Reichsheer);
January 1st, 1939: Major;
December 1st, 1941: Oberstleutnant;
April 1st, 1942: Oberst;
November 9th, 1944: Generalmajor;
May 1st, 1945: Generalleutnant.
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At the beginning of the battle of Courland, on the 23.12.1944, the Soviets managed to penetrate deeply into the combat area of the 21. Feld-Division (L) south of Dzukste following heavy artillery preparation. On the next day the Soviets continued their attack against the centre of the Division’s front with 6 rifle divisions and the bulk of a tank corps. Recognizing the danger of a breakthrough, Generalmajor Henze ordered a counterattack into the flank of the Soviet assault formation. This counterthrust managed to succeed with the support of Sturmgeschütze, and a new defensive line was formed. Soviet losses amounted to 90 tanks, 3 assault guns and 5 artillery pieces.
Henze would receive the Oakleaves for this action.
- Photo 1: Stephane Kayser
- Photo: Stephane Kayser
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