31 May 1909|
18 June 1944
|Years of service||1930–44|
|Commands held||Grenadier-Regiment 529|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Heinrich Kiesling (31 May 1909 – 18 June 1944) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Heinrich Kiesling listed as missing in action on 18 June 1944 in the area of Vitebsk, Belarus.
Awards and decorations
Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (16 May 1940)
- 1st Class (26 July 1940)
Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal (28 August 1492)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (13 February 1944)
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 210.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 64.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht