Walther Hahm

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Walther Hahm
Hahm May1943 2.jpg
Born 21 December 1894
Neudorf-Sulau
Died 21 December 1951(1951-12-21) (aged 57)
Heide
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914 - 1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 260. Infanterie-Division
389. Infanterie-Division
LXXXII. Armeekorps
XIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Walther Hahm (21 December 1894 – 11 August 1951) was a German general who held several commands at division and corps level 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. Walther Hahm was captured by Allied troops in May 1945 and released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 175.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
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 Hans Schmidt
Commander of the 260. Infanterie-Division
1 January 1942 - 27 August 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dietrich von Choltitz
Preceded by
Generalmajor Paul Herbert Forster
Commander of the 389. Infanterie-Division
1 April 1944 - 30 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Becker
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walter Hörnlein
Commander of the LXXXII. Armeekorps
30 January 1945 – 1 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Theodor Tolsdorff
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Max Bork
Commander of the XIII. Armeekorps
15 April 1945 - 20 April 1945
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walther Lucht