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Heinrich Kiesling

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Commands held  Grenadier-Regiment 529
Service/branch  German Army
Years of service  1930–44
Name  Heinrich Kiesling
Rank  Oberst
Born  31 May 1909 Groppendorf (1909-05-31)
Battles/wars  World War II Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Kiev (1941) Battle of Moscow Battle of Voronezh (1942) Battle of Voronezh (1943) Battle of Smolensk (1943) Operation Bagration Vitebsk-Orsha Offensive
Died  June 18, 1944, Vitebsk, Belarus
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Battle of France, Operation Barbarossa

Heinrich Kiesling (31 May 1909 – 18 June 1944) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinrich Kiesling listed as missing in action on 18 June 1944 in the area of Vitebsk, Belarus.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (16 May 1940)
  • 1st Class (26 July 1940)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • in Silver
  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal (28 August 1492)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 10 June 1943 as Major and commander of III./Grenadier-Regiment 768
  • 321st Oak Leaves on 7 November 1943 as Major and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 529
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (13 February 1944)
  • References

    Heinrich Kiesling Wikipedia


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