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Hans-Karl von Scheele

Hans-Karl von Scheele
Born (1892-05-23)23 May 1892
Died 8 October 1955(1955-10-08) (aged 63)
Bad Homburg
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 208. Infanterie-Division
LII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

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

Hans-Karl von Scheele (23 May 1892 – 8 October 1955) was a General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. 304.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch – Zwernemann [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color III Radusch – Zwernemann] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

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  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Moritz Andreas
Commander of 208. Infanterie-Division
13 December 1941 - 1 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Eugen Ott
Commander of LII. Armeekorps
1 October 1943 - 20 November 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Erich Buschenhagen
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