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Werner Ehrig
Born (1897-04-22)April 22, 1897
Died 31 January 1981(1981-01-31) (aged 83)
Place of birth Eibenstock
Place of death Oldenburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 340. Infanterie-Division
544. Infanterie-Division
544. Volksgrenadier-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Ehrig (22 April 1897 – 31 January 1981) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Werner Ehrig was captured in May 1945 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 143.
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Josef Prinner
Commander of 340. Infanterie-Division
25 October 1943 - 16 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Otto Beutler
Preceded by
Commander of 544. Grenadier-Division
10 July 1944 - 9 October 1944
Succeeded by
Renamed 544. Volksgrenadier-Division
Preceded by
Previously 544. Grenadier-Division
Commander of 544. Volksgrenadier-Division
9 October 1944 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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