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Georg Wetzell
(5.3.1869 - 3.1.1947)
place of birth: 
 


G
eorg Wetzell served for a time as III. Army Corps Chief of Staff subordinate to Fabeck's First Army. He then followed Gerhard Tappen in 1916 as Operations Section Chief with von Hindenburg at German Supreme Army Command (Oberste Heeresleitung). In this function, Wetzell was awarded the Pour le Mérite during the campaign against Italy. He was sent back to the field for the final two months of the War to serve as von der Marwitz' Chief of Staff in the Fifth Army.

After the Great War, Wetzell was the Inspector of Germany's Signal Troops from 1921 to 1926, and then headed of the Reichswehr General Staff. He spent four years in Nanking during the early 1930s as a military advisor in the Chinese armed forces. Wetzell retired from military service with the honorary rank of General der Infanterie.

 
Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
00.00.1890 1. Lothringisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr. 16 - Metz
22.08.1891 Leutnant
00.08.1893 2. Lothringisches (Festungs-) Pionier-Bataillon Nr. 20 - Metz
08.10.1898 5. Lothringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 144 - Metz/Diedenhofen
17.10.1899 Oberleutnant
00.00.1901 Preußische Kriegsakademie - Berlin
00.00.0000 Großer Generalsstab - Berlin
20.03.1906 Hauptmann
00.00.0000 XV. Armeekorps - Straßburg  (on Hentschel's general staff) 
24.03.1909 1. Unter-Elsässisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 132 - Straßburg  (Coy Cdr)
07.05.1911 2. Infanterie-Division - Insterburg  (on Freiherr von Hügel's general staff)
01.10.1912 Major
01.04.1913 III. Armeekorps - Berlin  (on Lochow's general staff) 
   
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 III. Armeekorps   (on general staff) 
09.03.1915 III. Armeekorps  (von Lochow's Chief of Staff)
00.00.1915 unknown
20.08.1916 Oberste Heeresleitung  (Operations Section Chief, Supreme Army Command)
18.12.1917 Oberstleutnant
25.09.1918 5. Armee  (von der Marwitz' Chief of Staff)
19.12.1918 XVIII. Armeekorps  (von Etzel's Chief of Staff)
   
Pour le Merite:  11 December 1916  (Oakleaves: 1 November 1917)
highest rank:  General der Infanterie





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