Kuno-Hans von Both

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Kuno-Hans von Both
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Born (1884-04-09)9 April 1884
Saverne, Alsace-Lorraine
Died 22 May 1955(1955-05-22) (aged 71)
Ehlen, Habichtswald, Hesse
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1903–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 21. Infanterie-Division
I. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Pour le Mérite
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kuno-Hans Paul Hermann Ludwig Victor von Both (9 April 1884 – 22 May 1955) was a General of the Infantry in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Pour le Mérite was the highest military order of the German Empire. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Thomas and Wegmann 1992, p. 318.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1992). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 2: Bi–Bo [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 2: Bi–Bo] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1734-3. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Albert Wodrig
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
10 November 1938 – 20 October 1939
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto Sponheimer
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Walter Petzel
Commander of I. Armeekorps
26 October 1939 – 1 April 1943
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel