Maximilian Wengler


Maximilian Wengler
Maximilian Wengler
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1985-036-06, Maximilian Wengler.jpg
Born 14 January 1890(1890-01-14)
Roßwein
Died 25 April 1945(1945-04-25) (aged 55)
near Pillau-Neutief
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935-1945
Rank Generalmajor of the Reserves
Commands held 227. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (posthumous)

Maximilian Wengler (14 January 1890 – 25 April 1945) was a German general serving during World War II and recipient of the coveted Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Wengler took command of the 83. Infanterie-Division on 27 March 1945 in the area of Gotenhafen. The division, after escaping the encirclement of the city, fought its way to Oxhöfter Kämpe and Pillau-Neutief. Here Wengler and numerous men of his staff were killed by an aerial bomb on 25 April 1945. His wife had also been killed by aerial bombardment in the winter of 1944/45.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 442.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 247.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

External links

Bundeswehr Kreuz Black.svg Military of Germany portal
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Commander of 227. Infanterie-Division
7 June 1943 – 27 March 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Heun
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
27 March 1945 – 25 April 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Hellmuth Raaatz



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