Heinrich Voigtsberger

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Heinrich Voigtsberger
Born (1903-02-10)10 February 1903
Untermhaus
Died 17 March 1959(1959-03-17) (aged 56)
Wittlich
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1922–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 116. Panzer-Division
309. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Heinrich Paul Hermann Voigtsberger (10 February 1903 – 17 March 1959) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 Voigtsberger was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1947.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 405.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 351.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
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. 
  • 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
Generalleutnat Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of 116. Panzer-Division
15 September 1944 – 19 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Siegfried von Waldenburg
Preceded by
None
Commander of 309. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None