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Heinrich Hax

Heinrich Georg "Heinz" Hax
Nickname(s) Heinz
Born 24 January 1900
Died 1 September 1969(1969-09-01) (aged 69)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany (1956–61)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–45
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 8. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Olympic medal record
Men's Shooting
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles 25 m rapid fire pistol
Silver medal – second place 1936 Berlin 25 m rapid fire pistol

Heinrich Georg "Heinz" Hax (24 January 1900 – 1 September 1969) was a German modern pentathlete and sport shooter who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. 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.

Olympic career

In 1928 he finished fifth in the Olympic modern pentathlon.[1]

Four years later he competed as sport shooter and won the silver medal in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event.[1] In 1936 later he won the silver medal in the same event again.[1]

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[5]



  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 257.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 180.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.


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  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division (Wehrmacht)
5 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of 3rd Armoured Division (Bundeswehr)
3 September 1956 – 14 July 1958
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Christian Müller
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