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Hans von Tettau

Hans von Tettau
Born (1888-11-30)30 November 1888
Died 30 January 1956(1956-01-30) (aged 67)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 101
24. Infanterie-Division
Korpsgruppe von Tettau

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Textile Salesman

Hans Bernhard Carl Otto von Tettau (30 November 1888 – 30 January 1956) was a decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held commands at the division and corps level. 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 battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans von Tettau was captured at the end of the war and was held until 1947. After his release he became a textile salesman and an author who wrote a book with General der Infanterie Kurt Versock called "The History of the 24th Infantry Division.

Despite his decorations, Von Tettau's reputation is debatable. Some German sources argue that Von Tettau had real little military experience up to his countermeasures at the Arnhem battle of 1944 (the Allied Iron Cross (1914)

  • 2nd Class (18 September 1914)[1]
  • 1st Class (18 September 1915)[1]
  • Knight's Cross of the Saxony Military Merit Order 2nd Class with Swords (During World War I)
  • Knight's Cross of the Albrecht Order 1st Class with Swords (During World War I)
  • Knight's Cross of the Friedrich Order 2nd Class with Swords (During World War I)
  • Knight's Cross of the Military Order of St. Henry (During World War I)
  • Wound Badge (1914)
    • in Black
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (30 December 1934)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (22 September 1939)[1]
    • 1st Class (5 October 1939)[1]
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Crimea Shield
  • German Cross in Gold (5 May 1942)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 3 September 1942 as Generalleutnant and commander of 24. Infanterie-Division[2]
    • 821st Oak Leaves on 5 April 1945 as Generalleutnant and commander of Korpsgruppe von Tettau [3]
  • References

    1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 372.
    2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 341.
    3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.

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    Military offices
    Preceded by
    Generalleutnant Justin von Obernitz
    Commander of 24. Infanterie-Division
    14 June 1940 – 23 February 1943
    Succeeded by
    General der Gebirgstruppen Kurt Versock
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