Hans Källner

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Hans Källner
Hans Källner.jpg
Born (1898-10-09)9 October 1898
Kattowitz, Upper Silesia
Died 18 April 1945(1945-04-18) (aged 46)
near Olomouc
Allegiance
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Unit 19. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Hans Källner (9 October 1898 – 18 April 1945) was a German general, serving during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Källner was born in Kattowitz and was killed in action while visiting the front lines near Olomouc.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 336.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 218.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 45.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • 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. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2004). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe II Ihlefeld - Primozic [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color II Ihlefeld - Primozic] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-21-8. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gustav Schmidt
Commander of 19. Panzer-Division
7 August 1943 – 28 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Commander of 19. Panzer-Division
May 1944 – 18 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans-Joachim Deckert
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Walther Nehring
Commander of XXIV. Panzerkorps
19 March 1945 – 18 April 1945
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann