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Anton Grasser

Anton Grasser

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
The basics
Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth November 3, 1891 (Bossendorf)
Death November 3, 1976 (Stuttgart)
Authority VIAF id
Anton Grasser
The details

Anton Grasser (3 November 1891 – 3 November 1976) was a German general (General of the Infantry) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Grasser joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards) in 1951, retiring in 1953.
In the 1950s, Grasser was involved in organizing an illegal underground army set up by Nazi veterans in the event of a Soviet invasion of West Germany.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (18 June 1915) & 1st Class (6 June 1916)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (21 May 1940) & 1st Class (8 June 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 11 March 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of 25. Infanterie-Division
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 16 June 1940 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 119
    • 344th Oak Leaves on 5 December 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of 25. Panzergrenadier-Division
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (23 September 1943)
  • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (1953)
  • ^ Thomas 1997, p. 215.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 146.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 168.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

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