Friedrich Weber (general)
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|Born||31 March 1892|
|Died||2 September 1972(aged 80)|
|Commands held||Infanterie-Regiment 481|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Friedrich Weber was born on 31 March 1892 in Chateau-Salins as the son of an Imperial notary.
Having served in Freikorps Epp, Weber married in 1924, and had four sons. Beginning in 1931, Weber commanded the 13. Minenwerfer-Kompanie in Regensburg. In 1935, in Deggendorf, he became commander of the III. Bataillon, 20. Infanterie-Regiment.
Since the invasion of Poland, Oberstleutnant Weber was commander of Infanterie-Regiment 481, which he also led into the Netherlands. For entering the fortress Rotterdam on May 17, 1940, Weber received a Ritterkreuz. In July, he pleaded with Gauinspekteur Ganninger to inform the Gauleiter about his advance. In October, he was promoted to the rank of Oberst.
Beginning in November 1943, Generalmajor Weber commanded the Silesian 298. Infanterie-Division in the Soviet Union. In January 1944, he took command of the 131. Infanterie-Division that was to hold a line at Vitebsk.
In December 1944, Weber was commander of Festungs-Division Warschau.
Relief of Command
He was relieved of his command on 25 January 1945 for his role in the unauthorized evacuation of the Polish capital.
From May 8, 1945 until June 26, 1947, Weber was a US prisoner of war.
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 8 June 1940 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 481
In 1951, Weber became headmaster of Volkshochschule Deggendorf. In 1961, he turned heads as founder of the Zeitgeschichtliches Bildungszentrum Schloss Egg. Weber also presided over the Deggendorf Waffenring.
He died on 2 September 1972.
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- Mitchem, Samuel W. Jr. (2010). Blitzkrieg No Longer: The German Wehrmacht in Battle, 1943. Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Books. ISBN 978-1-84884-302-8.
- 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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