Albert Henze

Albert Henze

Albert Henze
Born 7 August 1894
Kirchhain
Died 31 March 1979(1979-03-31) (aged 84)
Ingolstadt
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle
19. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division]
21. Feld-Division (L)
30. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Albert Henze (7 August 1894 – 31 March 1979) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Albert Henze was captured in 1945 in the Courland Pocket and was not released until 1955.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 184.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztrager 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Kohlermann
Commander of Panzergrenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle
13 February 1944 - 3 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Friedrich-Carl von Steinkeller
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Baessler
Commander of 19. Luftwaffen-Sturm-Division
1 June 1944 - July 1944
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf-Eduard Licht
Commander of 21. Feld-Division (L)
30 August 1944 - 30 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Barth
Preceded by
Generalmajor Otto Barth
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
30 January - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none