Hans Felber

Hans-Gustav Felber (July 8, 1889 – March 8, 1962) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.

Hans-Gustav Felber
Hans-Gustav Felber, 1943 (cropped).jpg
Felber, during deportation of Jews from Marseille, France, in 1943
Born(1889-07-08)July 8, 1889
DiedMarch 8, 1962(1962-03-08) (aged 72)
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1908–45
RankGeneral
Commands heldXIII Army Corps
LXXXIII Army Corps
Militärbefehlshaber Südost
7th Army
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

BiographyEdit

From 15 October 1939 Felber was the chief of staff of the 2nd Army, becoming chief of staff of the Army Group Centre in February 1940.
On 25 October 1940 he was given the command of the XIII Army Corps with which he fought in the Soviet Union. In April 1942, he was transferred to the Höheres Kommando z. b. V. XXXXV, later renumbered to LXXXIII Army Corps and Army Group Felber, stationed in France.
On 15 August 1943, he became Militärbefehlshaber Südost, commanding all German troops in Serbia, Kroatia and Greece. From 26 September to 27 October 1944 he headed the Army Group Serbia.

On 6 December 1944 he led the Corps Group Felber, which was renamed XIII Army Corps after the original XIII Corps had been disbanded following their crushing defeat in the Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive. From 22 February to 25 March 1945 Felber was the commander of the 7th Army.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 304.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 178.

BibliographyEdit

  • (Russian) Kto byl kto v Tretyem reykhe. Biografichesky entsiklopedichesky slovar, Moscow, 2003
  • 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • 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.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff
Commander of XIII Army Corps
25 October 1940 - 13 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
Preceded by
None
Commander of LXXXIII Army Corps
1 April 1942 - 14 August 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Georg von Sodenstern
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Paul Bader
Commander of Militärbefehlshaber Südost
15 August 1943 – 28 September 1944
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Arthur Hauffe
Commander of XIII Army Corps
6 December 1944 - 12 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Preceded by
General Erich Brandenberger
Commander of 7. Armee
22 February 1945 – 25 March 1945
Succeeded by
General Hans von Obstfelder