Hermann Weiser

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Hermann Weiser
Nickname(s) Bibl
Born (1918-11-22)22 November 1918
Ottenau, Baden, Germany
Died 21 March 1970(1970-03-21) (aged 51)
Ludwigsburg, Württemberg, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1933–45
Rank Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
1st SS Panzer Corps
Commands held 2nd Motor Cycle Company LSSAH
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class

Hermann "Bibl" Weiser (22 November 1918 – 21 March 1970) was a Hauptsturmführer (Captain) in the Waffen-SS who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Weiser was born on 22 November 1918 in Ottenau, Baden. He joined the Hitler Youth in 1932 and was awarded the Hitler Youth Honour Medal.[citation needed]

At the end of 1937 he joined the SS, service number 351 242 and was assigned to the Deutschland Regiment. He was later transferred to the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and given command of the 2nd Motor Cycle Company in the Reconnaissance Battalion. Hauptsturmführer Weiser distinguished himself as the leader in the Third Battle of Kharkov and for his personal bravery and decisive leadership which led to the capture of the Russian forces defending the town of Valki, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.[citation needed]

Weiser eventually became the adjutant of the 1st SS Panzer Corps.[1]

Later life

He died 21 March 1970.

Awards

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as leader of the 2./SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler".[3]

References

Citations

  1. Michael Wittman Volume Two By Patrick Agte p.152
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 440, 508.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 774.

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>
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS. Coburg, Germany: Nation Europa Verlag. ISBN 978-3-920677-43-9. 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>