Heinrich Kiesling

Heinrich Kiesling

Heinrich Kiesling
Born (1909-05-31)31 May 1909
Died 18 June 1944(1944-06-18) (aged 35)
Vitebsk, Belarus
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1930–44
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 529

World War II

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


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 210.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 64.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht