PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Ziegler, Heinz
Date of birth: May 19th, 1894 (Trakehnen/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:  August 21st, 1972 (Göttingen, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
5th September 1912: Fahnenjunker;
20th May 1914: Leutnant (Patent 24th May 1912);
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
1st June 1935: Oberstleutnant;
1st January 1938: Oberst;
1st January 1942: Generalmajor (Patent 1st April 1912);
3rd December 1942: Generalleutnant;
1st January 1944: General der Artillerie;

Career:
5th September 1912: Entered service as Fahnenjunker;
20th May 1914: Commissioned/assigned to Fuß-Artillerie-Regiment 15;
10th November 1938: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 98;
1st September 1939: Chef st. Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres (BdE);
13th September 1939: Chef Gernalstab stellv.IV.Armee-Korps;
1st February 1940: Chef Generalstab XXXXII.Armee-Korps;
9th December 1941: Chef Generalstab 15.Armee;
1st April 1942: General b. Chef d.H.Rüst.;
3rd December 1942: ständiger Vertreter d. Oberbefehlshaber 5.Panzer-Armee;
20th february 1943: stellv. Führer Afrika Korps;
6th March 1943: Stab Heeresgruppe Afrika;
24th May 1943: Kommandeur 334.Infanterie-Division;
21st October 1943 - 25th November 1943: stellv. Führer III.Panzer-Korps;
24th February 1944: Sonderbeauftragter für die Vereinheitlichung der Wehrwirtschafts-Organisationen;
24th October 1944 - 22nd November 1944: stellv. Führer 14.Armee.
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: June 11th, 1940
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: June 25th, 1940
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberst im Generalstab
Unit: Generalkommando XXXXII.Armeekorps
Awarded on: January 26th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit: Führer Kampfgruppe / Stab Heersegruppe Afrika, stellv. Führer 5.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Afrika
Awarded on: April 16th, 1943
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1.KLASSE (1914)
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2.KLASSE (1914)
 
     
KÖNIGLICHER PREUSSISCHER HAUSORDEN VON HOHENZOLLERN
 
     
ORDINUL MIHAI VITEAZUL 3RD CLASS
Awarded on: May 7th, 1943
 
     
ÄRMELBAND AFRIKA
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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