August Krakau

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August Krakau
Born 12 September 1894
Pirmasens
Died 7 January 1975(1975-01-07) (aged 80)
Amberg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 7 Gebirgs Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

August Krakau (12 September 1894 – 7 January 1975) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. August Krakau was captured by British troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 223.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Robert Martinek
Commander of 7 Gebirgs Division
1 May 1942 - 22 July 1942
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Robert Martinek
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Robert Martinek
Commander of 7 Gebirgs Division
10 September 1942 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None