Hans Felber

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Hans Gustav Felber
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Felber (left)
Born (1889-07-08)July 8, 1889
Wiesbaden, German Empire
Died March 8, 1962(1962-03-08) (aged 72)
Frankfurt
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Imperial German Army
Reichswehr
Wehrmacht
Years of service 1908–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Unit 117th Infantry Regiment
Commands held XIII Army Corps
XXXXV Army Corps
Army Group Felber
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Gustav Felber (July 8, 1889—March 8, 1962) was a German infantry general (from August 1, 1940) and staff officer.

Career

Felber started his military career as Fahnenjunker on March 17, 1908. On August 17, 1909 he was elevated to Lieutenant of the 117th Infantry Regiment. On April 1, 1932 Felber became a Lieutenant Colonel. On July 1, 1935 he found himself the Head of the III Army Corps Staff. Since October 15, 1939 Felber was the Head of the 2nd Army Staff, then serving as the Staff Head of the Army Group Centre (from February 15, 1940). On October 25, 1940 Felber was given the command of the XVIII Army Corps and in 1942 the XXXXV (later renumbered to LXXXIII) Army Corps. On May 21, 1942 an Army Group named Felber was formed under his leadership. From September 26 to October 27, 1944 he headed the Army Group Serbia. On December 6, 1944 he led the Corps Group Felber, drawn from beaten units, which was renamed XIII Army Corps. From February 22 to March 25, 1945 Felber was the commander of the 7th Army.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Scherzer 2007, p. 304.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 178.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • (Russian) Kto byl kto v Tretyem reykhe. Biografichesky entsiklopedichesky slovar, Moscow, 2003
  • 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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Military offices
Preceded by
General Erich Brandenberger
Commander of 7. Armee
22 February 1945 – 25 March 1945
Succeeded by
General Hans von Obstfelder