Maximilian von Weichs (Weichs)( Field-Marshal Germanic army)
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Weichs, Maximilian von, Vayhs (Weichs), (1881-1954), General-Field Marshal (1943) Germanic army. Born November 12, 1881 in Dessau, in Bavaria. In the Army since 1900, served in the cavalry, party 1-st world war, then in the Reichswehr. Since 1933 commanded the cavalry (from 1935 - Armored) Division, from 1937 - 13 th Army Corps. Since January 1938 Weichs commander of Military Region XIII (headquarters in Nuremberg). In October 1939 the commander of 2 nd Army, participated in the French and Balkan campaigns and the war against the USSR. In July 1942 the commander of Army Group "B", from August 1943 - Army Group "F" and the German troops in South-east (Balkans). Weichs widely used in ground battles anti-aircraft artillery, for which he received the nickname "the zenith General". Since March 1945, at GHQ reserve. In 1945-48 he was in an American prison for war crimes. Died in Weichs Resberg-Cologne September 27, 1954.