Werner Marcks

Werner Marcks

Werner Marcks
Born 17 July 1896
Died 28 July 1967(1967-07-28) (aged 71)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 1st Panzer Division
20th Panzer Division
21st Panzer Division
90th Light Infantry Division

World War I
World War II

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

Werner Marcks (17 July 1896 – 28 July 1967) was a German general who commanded several panzer divisions 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 247.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Mortimer von Kessel
Commander of 20. Panzer Division
1 January 1944 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Mortimer von Kessel
Preceded by
Generalmajor Richard Koll
Commander of 1. Panzer Division
19 February 1944 – 25 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Eberhard Thunert
Preceded by
Oberst Helmut Zollenkopf
Commander of 21. Panzer Division
12 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by