Moritz von Drebber
|Moritz Otto von Drebber|
|Born||12 February 1892
|Died||30 May 1968
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
|Years of service||1911–1920
|Commands held||297. Infanterie-Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Moritz Otto von Drebber (12 February 1892 – 30 May 1968) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 297. Infanterie-Division. 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. Moritz von Drebber surrendered on 25 January 1943 during the Battle of Stalingrad and joined the National Committee for a Free Germany while in captivity. He was released in 1949.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (3 November 1939)
- 1st Class (19 June 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Silver
- Infantry Assault Badge (2 March 1942)
- Eastern Front Medal
- German Cross in Gold (26 December 1941)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 30 June 1942 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 523
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 139.
- 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.
General der Artillerie Max Pfeffer
|Commander of 297. Infanterie-Division
16 January 1943 - 25 January 1943
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Deutsch