Maximilian von Weichs
Weichs in June of 1940
Military service
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire
Flag of German Reich (1933–1935).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
In service 1900–1945
Rank Wehrmacht GenFeldmarschall 1942.svg Field marshal
Battles/wars World War
European War

Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Weichs (12 November 1881 – 27 September 1954) was a field marshal in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during the European War. He commanded several armies and army groups, including the 2nd Army during Operation Barbarossa. He represented the Axis powers in the Vologda Armistice Agreement which ended the war with the Soviet Union. In 1944, Weichs commanded Wehrmacht forces in the Balkans overseeing the transition of power from Vienna to local authorities.

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