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Friherr von Weichs

Postby Helmut » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:10 am

Servus,
Can someone please tell me the inclusive dates of von Weichs command of 2 Armee. I am getting conflicting sources. Most sources show him giving up comman of 2 Arm in 1943 but Vopersal in SOLDATEN, KAEMPFER, KAMERADEN says he was still in command in August '44. Also,he says that von Weichs was stil a Gerneraloverst at that time when other sources show him as having been promoted in '43.

Any clarification would be appreciated.

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Postby Jerry » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:38 pm

Helmut,

Weichs left command of AOK 2 on July 13, 1942 and became Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe B on July 15, 1942. Weichs was promoted to GFM on Feb 1, 1943, and was Ob. HG F & Ob. Sudost from August 26, 1943 until March '45.

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Postby Helmut » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:54 am

Servus Jerry,
That's what I have too but Vopersal in the above mentioned book continually mentions von Weichs as being in command of 2nd Army in July '44. And it's not just once, there are continuous refereences made. His history is otherwise fairly accurate with a lot if info so I just wanted to check my facts.

Thanks for the verification

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Postby Jerry » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:11 pm

Hey Helmut,

Perhaps its not careless research but just a typo, as GO Weiß was Ob. 2 Armee for much of '43 and all of '44.

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Postby Helmut » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:52 am

AHHHH, that's probably it. I never even thought about the Weichs vs Weiss situation. Thanks for the insight.

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Re: Friherr von Weichs

Postby tigre » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:34 am

Hello to all :D; a little more ............................

General der Kavallerie Reichsfreiherr Maximilian von Weichs in Lodz 1939.

Source: Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-2008-0922-502,_Lodz,_Einzug_deutscher_Truppen.jpg.

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German troops in Lodz (September 9, 1939). The general commander of the XIII. AK General der Kavallerie Maximilian von Weichs chairs the parade of his troops .....................................
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Re: Friherr von Weichs

Postby tigre » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:42 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more ............................

Generaloberst Reichsfreiherr von Weichs in Belgrade 1941.

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Generaloberst Frhr. von Weichs (2. AOK) returning in a motor boat from the northern bank of the Danube - Belgrade 1941 ..........................
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