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Werner Ranck

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Years of service  1924–45
Rank  Generalleutnant

Name  Werner Ranck
Service/branch  German Army
Werner Ranck G 01 P LT GENERAL WERNER RANCK RKT TWICE SIGNED FOTO
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Siege of Warsaw (1939) Battle of France Battle of Dunkirk Operation Barbarossa Siege of Leningrad Courland Pocket
Died  December 7, 1989, Hamburg, Germany
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Siege of Warsaw
Commands held  121st Infantry Division, 218th Infantry Division

Werner Ranck (25 October 1904 – 7 December 1989) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by for successful military leadership.

Werner Ranck G 01 P LT GENERAL WERNER RANCK RKT TWICE SIGNED

Ranck surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 2 March 1945 as Generalmajor and commander of 121. Infanterie-Division
  • References

    Werner Ranck Wikipedia


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