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18 January 1897|
|Died||16 February 1979(aged 82)|
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1916–45|
|Rank||General der Gebirgstruppe|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Winter joined the Imperial German Army as an officer cadet in 1916 and was commissioned as a leutnant in 1917. He was awarded the Iron Cross second class in World War I. After 1918, he was retained in the Reichswehr. He was transferred to Munich, where he was promoted to Hauptmann in 1933 and Major in 1936. On 1 April 1939, he was promoted to Oberstleutnant and upon mobilization for World War II in the summer of 1939, he was appointed to the general staff of the army. In 1940, he was a staff officer of the Army Group South. In 1943 he became the Chief of staff of the 2nd Panzer Army and was appointed Generalmajor. In September 1943, he was stationed in Salonika as part of Army Group E. On 1 May 1945 was promoted to General der Gebirgstruppe.
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- German Cross in Gold (22 June 1942)
- The trial of German major war criminals, sitting at Nuremberg, Germany, 7 June to 19 June 1946: one hundred and fiftieth day: Saturday, 8 June 1946". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
- James H. Critchfield; Partners at creation: the men behind postwar Germany's defense and intelligence establishment; Annapolis: Naval Institute press, 2003; P. 106/7; ISBN 1591141362.
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