Weigand, Wolfgang

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Weigand, Wolfgang, born 01-09-1890 in Bad Salzungen, one year after Adolf Hitler (see parents),  entered the Army on 01-04-1910, age 19, as a recruit in the Naval Training School Murwik.   He participated in World War I as an Adjutant and Signal Officer on the Liner Thüringen. He remained in the after war new Reichswehr Naval  and was transferred to the growing Luftwaffe of Hermann Goering (did you know), on 01-04-1933. With the start of World War II he was the Military Economics Inspector Bohemia and Moravia, until 01-07-1940. Weigand became the Armaments Control Inspector for occupied France in Bourges to 28-02-1941. Following again Inspector in Bohemia, Moravia to 30-04-1941 and of North West France, until 20-06-1941. Military Economics Inspector in the domain of Army Group Centre to 19-07-1942 and Armaments Inspector of Greater Paris, to 30-04-1943. Weigand then landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) and on 30-06-1943 detached to Armaments Inspection Dresden, to 14-08-1943. The beautifull city of Dresden, full of fugitives, in the evening of 13-02-1945, was bombed (see Bomber Arthur Harris by the Allied. 722 heavy bombers of the British Royal Air Force   and 527 of the United States Army Air Forces dropped more than 3.900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city. The bombing and the resulting firestorm destroyed over 1.600 acres (6.5 km2) of the city centre. An estimated 22.700 to 25.000 people were killed. The attack took place in the final months of the Second World War in the European Theatre.
Weigand’s last command as Armaments Inspector IV A in Dresden and landed in US captivity on 08-05-1945.

Death and burial ground of Weigand, Wolfgang.

Released in 1947, Weigand lived in Überlingen, near the Bodensee and died there at the age of 69, on 29-08-1960. Wolfgang Weigand not a battlefield General is buried with his wife Ester, born Stephan, on the Stadtfriedhof of Überlingen. Hitler’s photographer, Walter Frentz  is buried close by. Frentz worked with the famous, Leni Riefenstahl, who died age 101, for the documentary “Triump des Willens””.
  
  

 

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