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Ernst Sieler

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Years of service  1913–45
Rank  Generalleutnant

Name  Ernst Sieler
Service/branch  German Army
Ernst Sieler Generalleutnant Ernst Sieler 22 August 1893 06 Oktober 1983
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War I World War II Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Demyansk Pocket First Jassy-Kishinev Offensive Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive Vistula–Oder Offensive
Died  October 6, 1983, Bernau am Chiemsee, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  World War I, Battle of France
Commands held  304e division d'infanterie, 59e corps d'armee

Ernst Sieler (22 August 1893 – 6 October 1983) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the LIX. Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Sieler surrendered to the Soviet forces in the course of Red Army's Vistula–Oder Offensive. He was held in the Soviet Union as a war criminal until 1955.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (14 September 1914) & 1st Class (1 July 1916)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (11 May 1940) & 1st Class (23 May 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 23 February 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 12 September 1941 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 46
  • 502nd Oak Leaves on 24 June 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of 304. Infanterie-Division
  • References

    Ernst Sieler Wikipedia


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