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Weber, Gottfried

Date of birth:
January 31st, 1891 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 17th, 1958 (Villach/Carinthia, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally became Generalmajor with the West-German Bundeswehr in 1958 but was killed in a car crash on August 17th 1958.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 176
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Details:
490th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945, Podzun-Pallas, 2000
    - Berger F., Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern, Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, 2006
    - Fraschka G., Mit Schwertern und Brillanten, Die Träger der höchsten deutschen Tapferkeitsauszeichnung, Universitas, 2002

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