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Kageneck, Graf von, Clemens-Heinrich

Date of birth:
October 17th, 1913 (Berlin, Germany)
Date of death:
March 18th, 2005 (Bad Homburg/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Son of Generalmajor Graf Karl Marquard Viktor von Kageneck

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer 6./Reiter-Regiments 6
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3. Panzer-Division / Panzergruppe 2 / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 4./Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3. Panzer-Division / 1. Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1942
Award 242/32
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503, III. Panzer-Korps, Heer
Awarded on:
August 4th, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself with his Abteilung of Tiger tanks in the southern sector of operation Citadel, where his troops were of major help in supporting the assault of the III. Panzer-Korps.
1926th Award.
Submitted on August 1st 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on August 12th to Armee Abteilung "Kempf".
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503, 1. Panzerarmee, Heer
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for the continued performance of his Abteilung in the fighting around Balabanenka and Cherkassy up until when Kageneck was severely wounded in January 1944.
513th Award.
Submitted on June 11th 1944.

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1997.
    - 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, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Kurowski F., Feldwebel Kurt Knispel, Der erfolgreichste Panzerschütze und Panzerkommandant des 2. Weltkrieges, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht.de

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