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Veeser, Peter

Date of birth:
July 25th, 1915 (Nusplingen-Dietstaig/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 10th, 1989 (Nusplingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


During the Second World War, Peter veeser finally reached the rank of Oberfeldwebel. After the war he served in the Bundeswehr from 2nd May 1961 until 30th September 1972 and finally reached the rank of Hauptmann there.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Stoßtruppführer 7. / Infanterie-Regiment 125 / 125.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Veeser received the Knight’s Cross…

“Oberfeldwebel Peter Veeser… received the Knight’s Cross on the 14.05.1941 for his actions whilst serving as a shock troop leader in an Infanterie-Regiment. In this capacity he penetrated into a heavily defended village and captured a commanding hill position that overlooked the Struma valley.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - 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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Unteroffiziere des Heeres mit dem Ritterkreuz - Sammelbilder