|Born||14 January 1890|
|Died||25 April 1945
|Commands held||227th Infantry Division|
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords|
Maximilian Wengler (14 January 1890 – 25 April 1945) was a German a general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.
Wengler took command of the 83rd Infantry Division on 27 March 1945 in the area of Gotenhafen. The division, after escaping the encirclement of the city, fought its way to Oxhöfter Kämpe and Pillau-Neutief, where Wengler and members of his staff were killed by an aerial bomb on 25 April 1945.
- Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
- Close Combat Clasp in Bronze
- Military Order of St. Henry (Knights Cross, 15 October 1914)
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (20 May 1940) & 1st Class (29 December 1940)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Knight's Cross on 6 October 1942 as Oberstleutnant of the Reserves and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 366
- Oak Leaves on 22 February 1944 as Oberst of the Reserves and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 366.
- Swords on 21 January 1945 as Generalmajor of the Reserves and commander of the 227. Infanterie-Division
- Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6.
- 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
- Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9.
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
|Commander of 227. Infanterie-Division
7 June 1943 – 27 March 1945
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Heun
|Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
27 March 1945 – 25 April 1945
Oberst Hellmuth Raaatz