Siegfried Macholz

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Siegfried Macholz
Born 20 September 1890
Memel, East Prussia (modern Klaipeda, Lithuania)
Died 25 May 1975(1975-05-25) (aged 84)
Hanover
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1921)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1921
1935–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Division Nr. 192
122. Infanterie-Division
191. Reserve-Division
49. Infanterie-Division
295. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Siegfried Macholz (20 September 1890 – 25 May 1975) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Siegfried Macholz was captured by British troops in May 1945 in Norway, he was held until October 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 245.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Division Nr. 192
10 June 1940 - 5 October 1940
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans Petri
Preceded by
None
Commander of 122. Infanterie-Division
5 October 1940 - 8 December 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Bayer
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Bayer
Commander of 122. Infanterie-Division
17 February 1942 - 1 August 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Chill
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gustav Hundt
Commander of 122. Infanterie-Division
? November 1942 - 1 December 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Adolf Trowitz
Preceded by
Generalmajor Karl von Dewitz gennant von Krebs
Commander of 191. Reserve-Division
1 March 1943 - 1 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Bäßler
Preceded by
Unknown
Commander of 49. Infanterie-Division
? February 1944 - 4 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Vollrath Lübbe
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Rhein
Commander of 295. Infanterie-Division
26 January 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None