Wenck, Walther

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Wenck, Walther Gender: M
born on 18 September 1900 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Wittenberg, Germany, 51n52, 12e39
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°06' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°03 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 10°15'

Walther Wenck
photo: Schneider/Kunath, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


The youngest general in the German Army during World War II. At the end of the war, he commanded the German Twelfth Army. Wenck ordered his army to surrender to forces of the United States in order to avoid capture by the Soviets. Before surrendering, Wenck played an important, if unsuccessful, part in the Battle of Berlin, and through his efforts aided thousands of German refugees in escaping the Red Army. He was known during the war as "The Boy General". He died on 1 May 1982 in a car accident in Bad Rothenfelde, Germany.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the BC as transcribed in Dermot Bradley's book, "Walther Wenck, General der Panzertruppe" (1982), p. 11: "Hermann Friedrich Wenck, wohnhaft in Wittenberg, Lindenstr. 36, evangelischer Religion, und zeigte an, daß von der Helene Wenck, geborenen Giebeler, seiner Ehefrau, evangelischer Religion, wohnhaft bei ihm zu Wittenberg in seiner Wohnung am achtzehnten September des Jahres tausend neunhundert nachmittags um ein Uhr ein Knabe geboren worden sei und daß das Kind den Vornamen Walther erhalten habe."


  • Vocation : Military : Military career