Wilhelm Wegener

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Wilhelm Wegener
Born(1895-04-29)29 April 1895
Died24 September 1944(1944-09-24) (aged 49)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands held32. Infanterie-Division
L. Armeekorps
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Wilhelm Wegener (29 April 1895 – 24 September 1944) was a German general of infantry, serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. He was killed in action by the Red Army air attack aircraft on 24 September 1944. His demise was announced by Berlin radio on 26 September 1944, stating that he “met a hero’s death” on the Eastern Front.[1]




  1. ^ Associated Press, “Nazi General Killed”, The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, Wednesday 27 September 1944, Volume 51, page 1.
  2. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 420.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 771.


  • 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
Generalleutnant Karl Hernekamp
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1942 – 27 June 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Thielmann
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Commander of L. Armeekorps
12 September 1943 – 24 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Boeckh-Behrens