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Erich Straube

Erich Straube
Born 11 December 1887
Died 31 March 1971(1971-03-31) (aged 83)
Osterode am Harz
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907-45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 268. Infanterie-Division
XIII. Armeekorps
LXXIV. Armeekorps
LXXXVI. Armeekorps
1. Fallschirm-Armee

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Erich Straube (11 December 1887 – 31 March 1971) was a German general who held several corps level commands during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 336.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 268. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1939 – 6 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinz Greiner
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
21 April 1942 – 20 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Siebert
Preceded by
Commander of LXXIV. Armeekorps
27 July 1943 – 16 December 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Carl Püchler
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Carl Püchler
Commander of LXXXVI. Armeekorps
17 December 1944 – 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Generaloberst Kurt Student
Commander of 1. Fallschirm-Armee
28 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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