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Hans Traut

Hans Karl Emil Julius Ludwig Traut
Generalleuntnant Hans Traut
Born 25 January 1895
Sarreguemines, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire
Died 9 December 1974(1974-12-09) (aged 79)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 10. Infanterie-Division
263. Infanterie-Division
78. Sturm-Division

World War I
World War II

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

Hans Karl Emil Julius Ludwig Traut (25 January 1895, Sarreguemines – 9 December 1974) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the IV. corps. 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. Hans Traut was captured by Soviet forces in 1944, in 1947 he was sentenced to 25 years of forced labor and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

Hans Traut had been nominated for Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords in December 1943 for his skilled leadership of the 78. Sturm-Division. This request was denied without reason.[3]


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 345.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 52.
  3. ^ Berger 1999, p. 395.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper
Commander of 10. Infanterie-Division
15 April 1942 – 25 April 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant August Schmidt
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ernst Häckel
Commander of 263. Infanterie-Division
24 April 1942 – 1 April 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Richter
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Völckers
Commander of 78. Sturm-Division
1 April 1943 – 31 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heribert von Larisch
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