Hans Traut

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Hans Karl Emil Julius Ludwig Traut
Generalleutnant Hans Traut.jpg
Generalleuntnant Hans Traut
Born 25 January 1895
Sarreguemines, Alsace-Lorraine, German Empire
Died 9 December 1974(1974-12-09) (aged 79)
Darmstadt
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 10. Infanterie-Division
263. Infanterie-Division
78. Sturm-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Hans Karl Emil Julius Ludwig Traut (25 January 1895, Sarreguemines – 9 December 1974) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the IV. corps. 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. Hans Traut was captured by Soviet forces in 1944, in 1947 he was sentenced to 25 years of forced labor and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Hans Traut had been nominated for Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords in December 1943 for his skilled leadership of the 78. Sturm-Division. This request was denied without reason.[3]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 345.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 52.
  3. ^ Berger 1999, p. 395.
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. 
  • 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
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper
Commander of 10. Infanterie-Division
15 April 1942 – 25 April 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant August Schmidt
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ernst Häckel
Commander of 263. Infanterie-Division
24 April 1942 – 1 April 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Richter
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Völckers
Commander of 78. Sturm-Division
1 April 1943 – 31 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heribert von Larisch