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Franz Weller

Franz Weller
Born 5 December 1901
Died 14 August 1994(1994-08-14) (aged 92)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1922–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Jäger-Regiment 54

World War II

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

Franz Weller (5 December 1901 – 14 August 1994) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Franz Weller was captured in May 1945 by Allied troops and was held until 1946. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1962.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 432.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 358.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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