Walter Melzer

Walter Melzer

Walter Melzer
Born 7 October 1894
Died 23 June 1961(1961-06-23) (aged 66)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 252. Infanterie-Division
XXIII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

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

Walter Melzer (7 October 1894 – 23 June 1961) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XXIII corps. 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 252.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schäfer
Commander of 252. Infanterie-Division
24 January 1943 - 12 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Drekmann
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Commander of XXIII. Armeekorps
12 October 1944 - May 1945
Succeeded by