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|Hans Gustav Felber|
July 8, 1889|
Wiesbaden, German Empire
|Died||March 8, 1962
|Allegiance|| German Empire
|Service/branch||Imperial German Army
|Years of service||1908–45|
|Rank||General der Infanterie|
|Unit||117th Infantry Regiment|
|Commands held||XIII Army Corps
XXXXV Army Corps
Army Group Felber
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Felber started his military career as Fahnenjunker on March 17, 1908. On August 17, 1909 he was elevated to Lieutenant of the 117th Infantry Regiment. On April 1, 1932 Felber became a Lieutenant Colonel. On July 1, 1935 he found himself the Head of the III Army Corps Staff. Since October 15, 1939 Felber was the Head of the 2nd Army Staff, then serving as the Staff Head of the Army Group Centre (from February 15, 1940). On October 25, 1940 Felber was given the command of the XVIII Army Corps and in 1942 the XXXXV (later renumbered to LXXXIII) Army Corps. On May 21, 1942 an Army Group named Felber was formed under his leadership. From September 26 to October 27, 1944 he headed the Army Group Serbia. On December 6, 1944 he led the Corps Group Felber, drawn from beaten units, which was renamed XIII Army Corps. From February 22 to March 25, 1945 Felber was the commander of the 7th Army.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (10 September 1914)
- 1st Class (24 December 1915)
- War Merit Cross (Brunswick) (Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz)
- 2nd Class
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (29 December 1934)
- Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th to 1st Class
- Sudetenland Medal with Prague Castle Bar
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (20 September 1939)
- 1st Class (28 September 1939)
- Eastern Front Medal (3 August 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 17 September 1941 as General der Infanterie and commander of XIII. Armee-Korps
- Scherzer 2007, p. 304.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 178.
- 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.
- (Russian) Kto byl kto v Tretyem reykhe. Biografichesky entsiklopedichesky slovar, Moscow, 2003
- 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.
General Erich Brandenberger
|Commander of 7. Armee
22 February 1945 – 25 March 1945
General Hans von Obstfelder