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Heinrich Götz
Born (1896-01-01)January 1, 1896
Died 31 January 1960(1960-01-31) (aged 64)
Place of birth Hanover
Place of death Oberaudorf
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1925)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1925
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 83. Infanterie-Division
21. Infanterie-Division
Infanterie-Division Scharnhorst

World War I
World War II

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

Heinrich Götz (1 January 1896 – 31 January 1960) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinrich Götz was captured in 1945 and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 165.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Heun
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
28 June 1944 – 22 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Heun
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Foertsch
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
22 August 1944 – 25 September 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Hengersdorff
Preceded by
Oberst Beyse
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
14 January 1945 – 1 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Karl Koetz
Preceded by
Oberst Borgmann
Commander of Infanterie-Division "Scharnhorst"
8 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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