Hans-Ulrich Back

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Hans-Ulrich Back
Born (1896-08-26)26 August 1896
Saarbrücken
Died 14 February 1976(1976-02-14) (aged 79)
Hagen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 16. Panzer-Division
178. Panzer-Division
Panzer-Division Tatra
232. Panzer Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Ulrich Back (26 August 1896 – 14 February 1976) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held several divisional commands. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References in the Wehrmachtbericht[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
31 January 1944 Die westfälische 16. Panzerdivision unter Führung des Generalmajors Back und ein unter der Führung des Oberleutnants Bäke stehendes schweres Panzerregiment haben sich hier besonders bewährt.[2] The Westfalian 16th Panzer Division under the leadership of Generalmajor Back and a heavy panzer regiment under Oberstleutnant Bäke distinguished themselves here.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 102.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 23.
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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
  • Nietrug, Gerd (2004). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Saarlandes 1939 - 1945. Zweibrücken: VDM Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-93-5. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Sieckenius
Kommandeur of 16 Panzer Division
1 November 1943 – 14 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dietrich von Müller