Werner Kolb

Werner Kolb

Werner Kolb
Born (1895-07-27)27 July 1895
Died 18 February 1975(1975-02-18) (aged 79)
Neu Isenburg
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–19
Rank Generalmajor der Reserve
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 36
9. Volksgrenadier-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Engineer

Werner Kolb (27 July 1895 – 18 February 1975) was a highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 9. Volksgrenadier-Division. 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. Werner Kolb was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 392.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Werner Gebb
Commander of 9. Volksgrenadier-Division
1 November 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by