Günther Viezenz

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Günther Viezenz
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Günther Viezenz
Born (1921-02-01)1 February 1921
Göhlenau, Lower Silesia, Weimar Germany
Died 14 January 1999(1999-01-14) (aged 77)
Cologne
Allegiance
Service/branch Heer
Years of service –1945, 1956–80
Rank
Unit 10./GrenRgt 7 in the 252. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Bundeswehr

Günther Viezenz (1 February 1921 – 14 January 1999) was a highly decorated German Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Viezenz was born in Göhlenau (Golińsk), Province of Lower Silesia

Viezenz is the record-holder of the Tank Destruction Badge. He single handedly destroyed 21 enemy tanks with hand held explosives such as a panzerfaust, satchel charge or hand grenade. He was awarded four Tank Destruction Badges in Gold and one in Silver.

After World War II Viezenz joined the Bundeswehr on April 1, 1956 and retired as Oberst on March 30, 1980. He died in Cologne.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 431.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Rottman, Gordon L., Steve Noon, Martin Windrow (2005). World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-842-1.
  • 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. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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