SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
SPECIAL CAMP 11
NAME: Generalmajor Erich Franz Ferdinand Wüerst
PW NO: 560281 RANK: Generalmajor CAPTURED: Oslo, Norway DATE: 1 July 1945
CAPTURED: Oslo, Norway
DATE: 1 July 1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 7 December 1892
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein
DATE OF DEATH: 1950
PLACE OF DEATH: Göttingen
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
HEIGHT: 5’ 9”
WEIGHT: 168 Pounds
HAIR COLOUR: Grey
EYE COLOUR: Blue
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Parents: Franz and Margaretha (née Haase) Wüerst. Franz Wüerst held the civil service rank of Geheimer Oberbaurat and served in the Quartering Affairs Section of the Administrative Department of the Reich Navy Office in Berlin. A recipient of the Prussian Red Eagle Order 2nd Class with Oakleaf and the Prussian Crown Order 2nd Class, he died on 30 January 1915.
Wife: Married Dorothea von Schneidemesser on 4 March 1920 in Berlin – two sons and two daughters.
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Generalmajor Wüerst’s World War I Combat Service Record:
Eastern Front, 1914-1917
 Generaloberst (later Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin von Witzleben and General der Artillerie (later Generaloberst) Friedrich Dollmann commanded the 1st and 7th Armies respectively.
 The 20th Mountain Army front in northern Finland had been a relatively quiet and inactive theater of operations for several years until the Russians launched their Petsamo-Kirkenes Offensive on 7 October 1944.