Max Pfeffer

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Max Pfeffer
Born (1883-06-12)12 June 1883
Geldern
Died 31 December 1955(1955-12-31) (aged 72)
Voikovo Prison Camp
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1902–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 297. Infanterie-Division
IV. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Max Pfeffer (12 June 1883 – 21 December 1955) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the IV Armeekorps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Max Pfeffer was captured by Soviet troops at Stalingrad in 1943. He died in Soviet captivity in 1955.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 275.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of 297. Infanterie-Division
5 April 1940 - 16 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Moritz von Drebber
Preceded by
General der Pionere Erwin Jaenecke
Commander of IV. Armeekorps
17 January 1943 - 31 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Mieth