Walter Heitz

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Walter Heitz
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Walter Heitz
Born (1878-12-08)8 December 1878
Berlin
Died 9 February 1944(1944-02-09) (aged 65)
Moscow
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1898–1944
Rank Generaloberst
Commands held VIII Corps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Walter Heitz (8 December 1878 – 9 February 1944) was a German general (Generaloberst) in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He commanded the VIII Army Corps on the Eastern Front.

Heitz surrendered the central cauldron during the Battle of Stalingrad on 31 Jan. 1943.[1] Heitz died of cancer in February 1944 while in Soviet captivity.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ Adam, Wilhelm; Ruhle, Otto (2015). With Paulus at Stalingrad. Translated by Tony Le Tissier. Pen and Sword Books Ltd. p. 215. ISBN 9781473833869. 
  2. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 264.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 175.
  4. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 378.

Bibliography

  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst Busch
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
25 October 1939 – 31 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne