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Fischer von Weikersthal, Walther

Date of birth:
September 15th, 1890 (Stuttgart/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 11th, 1953 (Stuttgart/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
March 1st, 1938: Generalmajor;
April 1st, 1940: Generalleutnant;
January 1st, 1942 General der Infanterie.

Career:
1909: Armee;
October 6th, 1936 - August 25th, 1939: Chef des Generalstabs, V. Armeekorps;
August 26th, 1939 - November 24th, 1940: Chef des Generalstabs , 7.Armee;
November 25th, 1940 - November 30th, 1941: Kommandeur 35. Infanterie-Division;
December 1st, 1941 - March 23rd, 1942: Kampfgruppe LIII. Armeekorps;
September 25th, 1942 - July 25th, 1944: Kampfgruppe LXVII. Armeekorps;
March 27th, 1945 - May 8th, 1945: Kampfgruppe Höheres Kommando "Oberrhein";
May 8th, 1945 - 1947: POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes, 7. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes, 7. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 35. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Fischer von Weikersthal would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Through his independent decision to send his Vorausabteilung to the commanding high ground General [no typo] Fischer von Weikersthal enabled the Bialystok pocket to be closed at the last moment. By this Generalleutnant Fischer von Weikersthal decisively contributed to the successes of the V. Armee-Korps as well as the wider operational victory achieved.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille

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