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Moritz Otto von Drebber
Born (1892-02-12)February 12, 1892
Died 30 May 1968(1968-05-30) (aged 76)
Place of birth Oldenburg
Place of death Oldenburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1920
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 297. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work NKFD

Moritz Otto von Drebber (12 February 1892 – 30 May 1968) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 297. Infanterie-Division. 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. Moritz von Drebber surrendered on 25 January 1943 during the Battle of Stalingrad and joined the National Committee for a Free Germany while in captivity. He was released in 1949.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 139.
  • 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). 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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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Max Pfeffer
Commander of 297. Infanterie-Division
16 January 1943 - 25 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm Deutsch

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