Hans-Günther von Rost

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Hans-Günther von Rost
Born 15 November 1894
Hanover
Died 23 March 1945(1945-03-23) (aged 50)
Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 3. Panzergrenadier-Division
44. Reichsgrenadier-Division "Hoch- und Deutschmeister"
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Günther von Rost (15 November 1894 – 23 March 1945) 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. Hans-Günther von Rost was killed on 23 March 1945 near Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 297.
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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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
Generalmajor Hans Hecker
Commander of 3. Panzergrenadier-Division
1 June 1944 – 25 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Bruno Ortner
Commander of 44. Reichsgrenadier-Division "Hoch- und Deutschmeister"
25 June 1944 – 23 March 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Hoffmann