Walther Fischer von Weikersthal

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Walther Fischer von Weikersthal
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-298-1758-19, Frankreich, Rommel und Offiziere an Somme-Mündung.jpg
Walther Fischer von Weikersthal (left side with glasses) in Northern France with General der Infanterie Felix Schwalbe (right side with Knight's Cross) and Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel
Born (1890-09-15)15 September 1890
Stuttgart
Died 11 February 1953(1953-02-11) (aged 62)
Tettnang
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 35. Infanterie-Division
LIII. Armeekorps
LXVII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walther Ludwig Otto Karl Bernhard Fischer von Weikersthal (15 September 1890 – 11 February 1953) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie 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. Walther Fischer von Weikersthal was taken prisoner in May 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 152.
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
Oberst Ernst Busch
Commander of 9. Infanterie-Regiment
15 October 1935 – 30 September 1936
Succeeded by
Oberst Werner Freiherr von und zu Gilsa
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Wolfgang Reinhard
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
25 November 1940 – 1 December 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Freiherr von Roman
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Karl Weisenberger
Commander of LIII. Armeekorps
1 December 1941 – 15 January 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Heinrich Clößner
Preceded by
None
Commander of LXVII. Armeekorps
25 September 1942 – 1 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Gause
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Gause
Commander of LXVII. Armeekorps
7 June 1944 – 24 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Carl Püchler