Wilhelm Hasse (general)

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This article is about the Wehrmacht general. For the Mexican brewer, see Wilhelm Hasse.
Wilhelm Hasse
Born 24 November 1894
Died 21 May 1945(1945-05-21) (aged 50)
Lager Pisek
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913 – 1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Unit Heeresgruppe Nord
Commands held 30. Infanterie Division
II. Armeekorps
17. Armee

World War I
World War II

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

Wilhelm Otto Oswald Hasse (24 November 1894 – 21 May 1945) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 17. Armee. 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. Wilhelm Hasse was wounded in May 1945 and was then captured by Soviet troops. He died of his wounds in captivity on 21 May 1945.

Awards and decorations[edit]


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 179.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.
  • 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 Kurt Brennecke
Chief of Staff of Heeresgruppe Nord
25 January 1942 – 22 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Eberhard Kinzel
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Henke
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
5 November 1943 – 15 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans von Basse
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Laux
Commander of II. Armeekorps
1 April 1944 – 4 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt von Tippelskirch
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Laux
Commander of II. Armeekorps
3 July 1944 – 20 February 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Dr. Johannes Mayer
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Commander of 17. Armee
1 April 1945 – 7 May 1945
Succeeded by