Walter Melzer

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Walter Melzer
Born 7 October 1894
Leipzig
Died 23 June 1961(1961-06-23) (aged 66)
Bremen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 252. Infanterie-Division
XXIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Walter Melzer (7 October 1894 – 23 June 1961) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XXIII corps. He was also a recipient 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.

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Notes
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 252.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
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. 
also available in English, translation by C. F. Colton, Duncan Rogers Elite of the Third Reich: the recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, 1939-45, Helion & Company Limited. ISBN 978-1-874622-46-8.
  • 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.  OCLC 213394371.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schäfer
Commander of 252. Infanterie-Division
24 January 1943 - 12 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Drekmann
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Commander of XXIII. Armeekorps
12 October 1944 - May 1945
Succeeded by
None