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Werner von Erdmannsdorff

Werner von Erdmannsdorff
Born (1891-07-26)26 July 1891
Died 5 June 1945(1945-06-05) (aged 53)
Ljubliana, Yugoslavia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 18. Infanterie-Division
18. Panzergrenadier-Division
LXXXXI. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Spouse(s) Helene née von Tschirsky und Bögendorff (1895–1982)
(m. 1919–1945; his death)[1]
Relations Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (brother)

Heinrich Werner Bernhard von Erdmannsdorff (27 July 1891 – 5 June 1945) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Werner von Erdmannsdorff was captured by British troops in May 1945. He was then extradited to Yugoslavia and was shot on 5 June 1945 in Ljubljana alongside General der Panzetruppe Gustav Fehn, Generalleutnant Friedrich Stephan and Generalmajor Heinz Kattner. He was the older brother of Generalmajor Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff.[1]

Awards and decorations


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Friedrich Herrlein
Commander of 18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
15 December 1941 – 23 June 1943
Succeeded by
Renamed 18. Panzergrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 18. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
Commander of 18. Panzergrenadier-Division
23 June 1943 – 9 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Zutavern
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ulrich Kleemann
Commander of LXXXXI. Armeekorps
9 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
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