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Herbert Weiß
File:File:Herbert Weiß RK (1943).JPG
Born (1899-11-01)November 1, 1899
Died 19 February 1945(1945-02-19) (aged 45)
Place of birth Dresden
Place of death Eichendorffmühl in Racibórz County
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1919, 1939–1945
Rank Major
Commands held Grenadier-Führernachwuchs-Regiment 1243
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Herbert Weiß (1 November 1899 – 19 February 1945) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Weiß was killed in action on 19 February 1945 at the Oder.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 440.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.
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