Kilian Weimer

Kilian Weimer

Kilian Weimer
Born 12 May 1904
Kembach
Died 21 September 1979(1979-09-21) (aged 75)
Trunkelsberg
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Luftwaffen-Jäger-Regiment 25
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Kilian Weimer (12 May 1904 – 21 September 1979) 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. Kilian Weimer was captured by Soviet troops in March 1945 and was held until 1949.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 426.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 356.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.
Bibliography
  •  
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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
  • World War 2 Awards.com