Wilhelm Wetzel

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Wilhelm Wetzel
Born (1888-07-17)17 July 1888
Died 4 July 1964(1964-07-04) (aged 75)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 255th Infantry Division
V Army Corps
LXVI Reserve Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Wetzel (17 July 1888 – 4 July 1964) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 360.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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.
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 255. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 – 12 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Poppe
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Richard Ruoff
Commander of V. Armeekorps
12 January 1942 – 1 July 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Karl Allmendinger
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Baptist Kniess
Commander of LXVI. Reservekorps
7 September 1943 – 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walther Lucht