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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 10:07 p.m. PST


"Weidling joined the German Army in 1911 and started the First World War as an air observer. In December 1914 he was transferred to an airship squadron where he served as a navigator on LZ Sachsen, LZ 85 and LZ 97 airships. In 1915 he was promoted to Oberleutnant. From June 1916 he commanded LZ 97 and LZ 113 airships. In May 1917 Weidling was appointed Chief Adjutant of Military Aeronautics, and later he became Chief Adjutant of a Commander of the Imperial German Air Force.

In 1919, after the abolition of the Air Force, Weidling served in artillery troops. in 1922 he was promoted to Captain, in 1933 to Major, in October 1935 to Lieutenant Colonel, and on March 1938 to Colonel.

In the war against Poland in 1939, Weidling commanded an artillery regiment; in the war against France in 1940, he commanded artillery of the 9th Army Corps, then of the 4th Army Corps. He participated in the war in the Balkans. On the Eastern Front, he served as artillery commander of the 41st Tank Corps until the end of December 1941. From the end of December 1941 to October 1943, he served as a commander of the 86th Infantry Division. On October 20, 1943, he was promoted to the commander of the 41st Tank Corps and served in this capacity until Corps' destruction at the beginning of April 1945…"
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