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Werner Marcks

Werner Marcks

German general and Knight's Cross recipient
Werner Marcks
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German general and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Military officer Soldier Officer
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 17 July 1896, Magdeburg, Germany
Death 28 July 1967, Wedel, Germany (aged 71 years)
Star sign Cancer
Awards
German Cross in Gold  
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves  
The details

Biography

Werner Marcks (17 July 1896 – 28 July 1967) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several armoured divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (28 May 1915) & 1st Class (22 February 1918)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (14 September 1939) & 1st Class (16 October 1939)
  • German Cross in Gold on 11 December 1941 as Oberstleutnant in the I./Schützen-Regiment 64
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 2 February 1942 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Kampfgruppe Marcks
    • 593rd Oak Leaves on 21 September 1944 as Generalmajor and commander of 1. Panzer Division
  • Medaglia d'Argento al Valore Militare
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