Heinrich Voigtsberger

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Heinrich Voigtsberger
Born (1903-02-10)10 February 1903
Untermhaus
Died 17 March 1959(1959-03-17) (aged 56)
Wittlich
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1922–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 116. Panzer-Division
309. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinrich Paul Hermann Voigtsberger (10 February 1903 – 17 March 1959) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 Voigtsberger was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 405.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 351.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

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>
  • 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>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnat Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of 116. Panzer-Division
15 September 1944 – 19 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Siegfried von Waldenburg
Preceded by
None
Commander of 309. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None