Arthur Kobus

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Arthur Kobus
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Born 9 February 1879
Metz, Alsace-Lorraine
Died April 1945 (1945-05) (aged 66)
Berlin, Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Battles/wars World War II
World War I
Awards Eisernes Kreuz

Arthur Kobus (9 February 1879 – April 1945) was a German general during the Second World War.


Arthur Kobus was born on 9 February 1879, in Metz, Alsace-Lorraine. Kobus fought during the First World War, with the rank of Officer. He followed his career in the Reichswehr, then in the Heer, the German army. During the Second World War, Arthur Kobus served in many significant military assignments, and participated in a few military operations. He eventually attained the rank of Generalleutnant on 1 July 1942. In April 1945, General Kobus committed suicide in Berlin, rather than surrender to the Red Army.