Gottfried Weber (general)

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Gottfried Weber
Born (1899-01-31)31 January 1899
Breslau
Died 16 August 1958(1958-08-16) (aged 59)
Villach, Austria
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1917–1920
1934–1945
1956–1958
Rank Generalleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 81. Infanterie-Division
61. Infanterie-Division
93. Infanterie-Division
12. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
XVI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gottfried Ludwig Weber (31 January 1899 – 16 August 1958) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Generalmajor in the Bundeswehr. 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. Gottfried Weber was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. He was released in 1955 and in 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr. He died on 16 August 1958 in an auto-accident in Villach, Austria.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 418.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 355.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1943 – 13 March 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Günther Krappe
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
April 1943 – May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Günther Krappe
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
1 May 1943 – 31 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1943 – 30 June 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Preceded by
Oberst Wolfgang Kretzschmar
Commander of 12. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
15 November 1943 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Franz Schlieper
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Commander of XVI. Armeekorps
March 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
None