Leeb, Ritter von, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
September 5th, 1876 (Landsberg am Lech/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
April 29th, 1956 (Füssen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st December 1895: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier
18th January 1896: Portepéefähnrich
3rd March 1897: Sekondlieutnant
13th March 1905: Oberleutnant
7th March 1912: Hauptmann
19th May 1920: Oberstleutnant
1st February 1925: Oberst
1st February 1929: Generalmajor
1st December 1929: Generalleutnant
1st January 1934: General der Artillerie
28th February 1938: char. Generaloberst
1st November 1939: Generaloberst
19th July 1940: Generalfeldmarschall

Career:
bayerische 4.Feldartillerie-Regiment: 1895;
Befehlshaber Wehrkreis VII / Kommandeur 7.Infanterie-Division: 1930;
Oberbefehlshaber Gruppen-Kommando II: 1933;
Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Nord: 1941.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 16th October 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 12th March 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Genraloberst
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Norbert Beyerlein sammlung
  • - 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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