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Wilhelm Wetzel
Born (1888-07-17)17 July 1888
Died 4 July 1964(1964-07-04) (aged 75)
Place of birth Sarbske
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 255. Infanterie-Division
V. Armeekorps
LXVI. Reservekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Wilhelm Wetzel (17 July 1888 – 4 July 1964) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 360.
Bibliography
  • 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
None
Commander of 255. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 – 12 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Poppe
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Richard Ruoff
Commander of V. Armeekorps
12 January 1942 – 1 July 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Karl Allmendinger
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Baptist Kniess
Commander of LXVI. Reservekorps
7 September 1943 – 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walther Lucht

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