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Dr. Ernst Meiners
Born (1893-06-13)June 13, 1893
Died 11 June 1959(1959-06-11) (aged 65)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Berlin
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
1935–1945
Rank Generalmajor der Reserve
Commands held 81. Infanterie-Division
547. Volksgrenadier-Division
35. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. Ernst Meiners (13 June 1893 – 11 June 1959) was a highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 251.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Vollrath Lübbe
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
1 July 1944 – 10 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Franz-Eccard von Bentivegni
Preceded by
None
Commander of 547. Grenadier-Division
13 July 1944 – 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Redesignated 547. Volksgrenadier-division
Preceded by
Previously 547. Grenadier-Division
Commander of 547. Volksgrenadier-Division
9 October 1944 – 8 February 1945
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Hans Kempin
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Johann-Georg Richert
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
? May 1945 - ? May 1945
Succeeded by
None


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