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Wilhelm Wegener
Born (1895-04-29)29 April 1895
Died 24 September 1944(1944-09-24) (aged 49)
Place of birth Trebatsch (Beeskow), Brandenburg
Place of death Wolmar
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 32. Infanterie-Division
L. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight'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. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

He was on his way to his headquarters when he was killed in action by Soviet ground attack aircraft on 24 September 1944.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 420.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 438.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 57.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 45.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • 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). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2300-3.

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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



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