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Erich Kahsnitz
Born (1898-02-17)February 17, 1898
Died 29 July 1943(1943-07-29) (aged 45)
Place of birth Adelig-Kaukern
Place of death Breslau
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1943
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erich Kahsnitz (17 February 1898 – 29 July 1943) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Erich Kahsnitz was wounded on 5 July 1943, near Belgorod during the Battle of Kursk. He died of his wounds on 29 July 1943 in Breslau and was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 205.

References

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Preceded by
Oberst Eugen Garski
Commander of Füsilier-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
21 October 1942 – 3 July 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Hermann Schulte-Heuthaus
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