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Wilhelm Söth
Born (1903-02-15)February 15, 1903
Died 6 July 1978(1978-07-06) (aged 75)
Place of birth Wilster
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1921–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier Division 2 Hermann Göring
3. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Söth (15 February 1903 – 6 July 1978) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 3. Panzer-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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 327.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Erich Walther
Commander of Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier Division 2 Hermann Göring
November 1944 - 1 January 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Georg Seegers
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Philipps
Commander of 3. Panzer-Division
1 January 1945 - 19 April 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Volkmar Schöne


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