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Walther Hahm

Walther Hahm
Born 21 December 1894
Died 21 December 1951(1951-12-21) (aged 57)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914-45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 260. Infanterie-Division
389. Infanterie-Division
LXXXII. Armeekorps
XIII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

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

Walther Hahm (21 December 1894 – 11 August 1951) was a German general who held several commands at division and corps level 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. Walther Hahm was captured by Allied troops in May 1945 and released in 1947.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 240.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 175.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
  • 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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

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  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schmidt
Commander of the 260. Infanterie-Division
1 January 1942 - 27 August 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dietrich von Choltitz
Preceded by
Generalmajor Paul Herbert Forster
Commander of the 389. Infanterie-Division
1 April 1944 - 30 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Becker
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walter Hörnlein
Commander of the LXXXII. Armeekorps
30 January 1945 – 1 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Theodor Tolsdorff
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Max Bork
Commander of the XIII. Armeekorps
15 April 1945 - 20 April 1945
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walther Lucht

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