Walter Heitz

Walter Heitz

Walter Heitz
Walter Heitz
Born (1878-12-08)8 December 1878
Berlin
Died 9 February 1944(1944-02-09) (aged 65)
Moscow
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1898–1944
Rank Generaloberst
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Walter Heitz (8 December 1878 – 9 February 1944) was a German Generaloberst, serving during World War II. Heitz commanded the VIII. Armeekorps on the Eastern Front. Heitz died of cancer on 9 February 1944 while in Soviet captivity.

Awards

References

This article incorporates information from the revision as of 24 November 2009 of the equivalent article on the Deutsch WorldHeritage.
Citations
  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 378.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.
Bibliography

External links

  • Walter Heitz @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Walter Heitz @ Generals.dk
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst Busch
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
25 October 1939 – 31 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne