Wechsler, during the Second World War, was most notable for his role during the 'bloody' Normandy landings in 1944 and the siege of Moscow in 1945. He also was responsible for the 'cleanup' of Hollywood Hills in 1955. And was also the lead for the protocol reforms at Camp Spokane, in 1958, due to security leaks.
Following the security breach of the Oberkommando on Venus, Wechsler was sent to the Venus base to shore up the security of the Oberkommando. A letter from Adolf Hitler, located in the Transporthalle District, also seems to indicate that Wechsler was made the new head of security for the Venus Habitat as well, since Hitler had executed the previous one for failing to prevent B.J.'s breach.
Wechsler imposed a deadly "no tolerance" disciplinary policy for the Oberkommando's security garrison, punishing even the slightest infractions with execution. B.J. can overhear him conversing with a subordinate as he sentences several men to execution, including a kitchen worker who committed the crime of accidentally serving rancid sauce and causing several mild food poisoning cases.
Ultimately, he is assassinated by B.J. at the Venus Oberkommando in 1961 as part of the effort to cull the Nazi leadership and pave the way for revolution in the United States. At the same time, B.J. is also able to rescue resistance member Dimitri Fedorov, whose cover as a spy had been blown and had led to his being tortured for info in the Oberkommando.
Personality and Relationships
Wechsler seems to be a zealously by-the-book officer, as his soldiers are well aware that if a soldier abuses his position it would be the end of him, even for a commander, and is even harsh on the person who does not report it.
His relationship with his troops is a mixture of fear and respect. Due to his war record, and secure safety, yet matched with his brutality.
|Direct appearance in The New Colossus||Albert Grosse· Daniel Eckstein· Erich Eberhardt· Friedrich Baumgartner· Gernot Herrmann· Heinrich Müller· Jürgen Schlusser· Klaus Klinger· Leopold Meissner· Ludwig Kassmeyer· Michael Rademaker· Otto Ackermann· Raimund Hofmann· Thomas Wechsler· Victor Kreuger· Walter Hauser·|
|Direct appearance in The Freedom Chronicles||Roderick Metze· Hans Stiglitz|
|Mentioned only||Erik Wechsler· Feldt· Karl Fleischer|
|Direct appearance in Youngblood||Bayer・ Edgar Fleischer|