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Wegener, Wilhelm

    Date of birth:
    April 29th, 1895 (Treebatsch-Beeskow/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    September 24th, 1944 (Wolmar an der Düna, Latvia)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    1914: Kadet;
    August 2nd, 1914: Fähnrich;
    1915: Leutnant;
    1925: Oberleutnant;
    February 1st, 1930: Hauptmann (- 18);
    November 1st, 1935: Major (- 39);
    ?: Oberstleutnant;
    September 1st, 1941: Oberst;
    June 1st, 1942: Generalmajor;
    March 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant;
    December 1st, 1943: General der Infanterie.

    Career:
    August 2nd, 1914: Grenadier-Regiment Graf Gneisenau (Pommersches Nr.2) Nr. 9, Stargard;
    1916 - 1919: French POW;
    October 1st, 1919: Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 3;
    1935: Adjutant Infanterie-Regiment 25;
    1936: IIa, Stab 32. Infanterie-Division;
    September 1st, 1939: IIa, Stab II. Armeekorps;
    July 1st, 1940: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 94
    May 14th, 1942: Führerreserve;
    June 2nd, 1942: Kommandeur 32. Infanterie-Division;
    June 27th, 1943: Führerreserve;;
    September 17th, 1943: mit der Führung beauftragd L. Armeekorps;
    December 1st, 1943: Kommandierender General L. Armeekorps;
    April 1944: Führer Armeegruppe "Wegener".

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 26th, 1939
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 29th, 1940
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 94 / 32.Infanterie-Division / II.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
    Awarded on:
    October 27th, 1940
    Details:
    627th Award.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst
    Unit:
    Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 94 / 32.Infanterie-Division / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
    Awarded on:
    January 19th, 1942
    Details:
    66th Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General der Infanterie
    Unit:
    Kommandierender General L.Armeekorps
    Awarded on:
    September 17th, 1944
    Details:
    97th Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 26th, 1944
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    March 29th, 1943
    Vapaudenristin 1.luokka (VR 1)

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