Gottfried Weber (general)

Gottfried Ludwig Weber (31 January 1899 – 16 August 1958) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Gottfried Weber
Born(1899-01-31)31 January 1899
Died16 August 1958(1958-08-16) (aged 59)
Villach, Austria
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branchArmy
Bundeswehr
Years of service1917–20
1934–45
1956–58
RankGeneralleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held81. Infanterie-Division
61. Infanterie-Division
93rd Infantry Division
12th Luftwaffe Field Division
XVI Army Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Weber surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted in the Soviet Union as a war criminal, he was held until 1955. In 1956 Weber joined the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of a Generalmajor. He died on 16 August 1958 in an automobile collision in Villach, Austria.

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 418.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 498.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 355.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Erich Schopper
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1943 – 13 March 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Günther Krappe
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
April 1943 – May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Günther Krappe
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
1 May 1943 – 31 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1943 – 30 June 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Schopper
Preceded by Commander of 12. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
15 November 1943 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Franz Schlieper
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Commander of XVI. Armeekorps
March 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
None