Weitzel, Adalbert

Date of birth:
February 19th, 1911 (Pforzheim/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
August 23rd, 1944 (south-west of Šiauliai/Šiauliai District, Lithuania)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Oberstleutnant Weitzel was killed in action and burried together with some members of his staff southwest Šiauliai, Lithuania. He was posthumously promoted to Oberst (colonel).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. / Schützen-Regiment 7 / 7.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
II. / Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 6
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 6 / 7. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Manteuffel, von H., Die 7. Panzer-Division – Bewaffnung, Einsätze, Männer, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2001
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Axis History