Heinrich Götz

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Heinrich Götz
Born 1 January 1896
Hanover
Died 31 January 1960(1960-01-31) (aged 64)
Oberaudorf
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1925)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–25
1934–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 83. Infanterie-Division
21. Infanterie-Division
Infanterie-Division Scharnhorst
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinrich Götz (1 January 1896 – 31 January 1960) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinrich Götz was captured in 1945 and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht references

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
9 August 1944 (addendum) Im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront haben sich die norddeutsche 83. Infanteriedivision unter Oberst Götz mit unterstellten Teilen der ostpreußischen 61. Infanteriedivision und die 19. lettische SS-Division unter Führung von SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Streckenbach in Angriff und Abwehr besonders bewährt.[5] In the northern sector of the Eastern Front, the north German 83rd Infantry Division under Colonel Götz with subordinate units of the East Prussian 61st Infantry Division and the 19th Latvian SS Division under the command of SS-Brigadeführer and Major General of the Waffen SS Streckenbach have particularly proven themselves in attack and defense.
28 September 1944 (addendum) In den Kämpfen im baltischen Raum hat sich die ostpreußische 21. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Generalmajor Götz in Angriff und Abwehr besonders ausgezeichnet.[6] In combat in the Baltic region, the East Prussian 21st Infantry Division under the leadership of Major General Götz has particularly excelled in attack and defense.

References

Citations

Bibliography

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  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Heun
Commander of 83. Infanterie-Division
28 June 1944 – 22 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Heun
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Foertsch
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
22 August 1944 – 25 September 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Hengersdorff
Preceded by
Oberst Beyse
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
14 January 1945 – 1 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Karl Koetz
Preceded by
Oberst Borgmann
Commander of Infanterie-Division "Scharnhorst"
8 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None