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Heinrich Voigtsberger

Heinrich Voigtsberger
Born (1903-02-10)10 February 1903
Died 17 March 1959(1959-03-17) (aged 56)
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

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


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 405.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 351.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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
Commander of 309. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
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