Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer

    Date of birth:
    May 7th, 1918 (Berlin-Charlottenburg/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    October 14th, 2001 (Frankfurt am Main/Hesse, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Was promoted to Major with date of 9th November 1944. On 1 August 1944 Fellgiebel was arrested by the Gestapo as a suspect in the 20 July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler. He was released for lack of evidence, but re-arrested in February 1945. Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner personally interceded and restored Fellgiebel's rank to Major and assigned him as commander of Artillerie-Abteilung 935.
    Was for a long time Präsidiumsmitglied und Vorsitzender der Ordenskommission der Ordensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes e.V(OdR). After the Second World War he also was decorated with the Verdienstkreuz 1.Klasse Bundesrepublik Deutschland (4th July 1975) and the Europakreuz of the Confédération Européenne des Anciens Combattants (1st November 1987).

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    4. / Artillerie-Regiment 298
    Awarded on:
    July 13th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    II. / Artillerie-Regiment 298
    Awarded on:
    July 30th, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    July 30th, 1941
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 3rd, 1943
    Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Chef 2. / leichte Heeres-Artillerie-Abteilung 935 (motorisiert)
    Awarded on:
    September 7th, 1943
    Action:
    Fellgiebel was awarded his Knight's Cross for actions during the Soviet Offensive in September 1943.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 17th, 1943
    (Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    March 23rd, 1944
    Medaille

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
    • Photo: Norbert Beyerlein
    • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
      - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9

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