Martin Grase

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Martin Grase
Born 3 May 1891
Schlochau
Died 3 August 1963(1963-08-03) (aged 72)
Freiburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909 - 1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 1. Infanterie Division
I. Armeekorps
XXVI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Martin Grase (3 May 1891 – 3 August 1963) was a German general who commanded the 1. Infanterie Division during World War II. 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.[1]

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Citations
  1. ^ "Martin Grase". Encyclo Online Encyclopedia. Encyclo MMXII. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 167.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.
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 (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 Philipp Kleffel
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
16 January 1942 - 1 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Otto Wöhler
Commander of I. Armeekorps
15 August 1943 - 31 December 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Carl Hilpert
Commander of XXVI. Armeekorps
1 January 1944 - 15 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Anton Grasser