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Heinrich Götz

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

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


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 205.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 165.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Heinrich Götz @ Axis Biographical Research at the Wayback Machine (archived January 24, 2011)
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
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