Maximilian Wengler

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Maximilian Wengler
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Born (1890-01-14)14 January 1890
Died 25 April 1945(1945-04-25) (aged 55)
near Pillau-Neutief
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 227th Infantry Division
Battles/wars

World War I


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.[1]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Berger 1999, p. 374.
  2. ^ a b Berger 1999, p. 373.
  3. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 435.
  4. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 778.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Commander of 227. Infanterie-Division
7 June 1943 – 27 March 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Heun
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
27 March 1945 – 25 April 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Hellmuth Raaatz