Maximilian Felzmann

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maximilian Felzmann
Born 22 April 1894
Zwittau
Died 8 June 1962(1962-06-08) (aged 68)
Zürich, Switzerland
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Austrian Army
Wehrmacht
Years of service 1913–1938
1938–1945
Rank Major (Austria)
General der Artillerie (Germany)
Commands held 251. Infanterie-Division
XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
XXVII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Maximilian Felzmann (22 April 1894 – 8 June 1962) was a General der Artillerie 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. Maximilian Felzmann was captured by American troops in May 1945 and held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
29 October 1943 Die im Mittelabschnitt kämpfende hessisch-thüringische 251. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Felzmann hielt in einem der Schwerpunkte der Abwehrschlacht den immer wiederholten Angriffen vielfach überlegener Sowjetkräfte unerschütterlich stand. The in the middle section fighting Hesse-Thuringia 251st Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant General Felzmann withstood in one of the focal points of the defensive battle the ever-repeated attacks of often superior Soviet forces unshakably.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 150.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.
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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

External links[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Burdach
Commander of 251. Infanterie-Division
10 March 1943 - 10 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Heucke
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Smilo Freiherr von Lüttwitz
Commander of XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
29 August 1944 - 20 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Walter Fries
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Helmuth Prieß
Commander of XXVII. Armeekorps
26 October 1944 - 14 April 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Walter Hörnlein