- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generaloberst (General)
- Awarded on:
- November 5th, 1944
Awarded for his superb leadership of the 2. Armee following the collapse of Army Group Centre in the summer of 1944. His army gradually withdrew to the middle Narew and the attacking Soviets proved unable to achieve a breakthrough in the sector of his Armee. His achievements are recorded in the Wehrmachtbericht of 02.11.1944 as follows...
"Over the past few weeks on the Narew front the units under the command of Generaloberst Weiß have successfully fought hard defensive battles in cooperation with Luftwaffe and anti-aircraft units. They have thwarted repeated breakthrough attempts by several Soviet armies, thrown back the enemy to their starting positions in ruthless counterattacks and destroyed 609 Soviet tanks. The German troops and their leaders have thus halted the attempted Soviet operations directed against East Prussia from the southeast."