Bruno Ritter von Hauenschild

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Bruno Ritter von Hauenschild
Born (1896-06-09)9 June 1896
Died 10 March 1953(1953-03-10) (aged 56)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 24th Panzer Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Bruno Ritter von Hauenschild (9 June 1896 – 10 March 1953), born Bruno Hauenschild, was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II

Hauenschild served in World War I; at the beginning of World War II, he rejoined the army as an officer. From 15 April to 12 September 1942, Hauenschild commanded the 24th Panzer Division. On 26 January Hauenschild was given command of the III Military District headquartered in Berlin. Hauenschild commanded the III Military District until 15 March. As the Red Army approached Berlin, Hauenschild was also given command of the Berlin Defense Area. He was given this command in mid-April, prior to the actual start of the Battle for Berlin. He was relieved of command of the Berlin Defense Area on 6 March. He was replaced by Lieutenant-General (Generalleutnant) Helmuth Reymann.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 253.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 179.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Kurt Feldt
Commander of 24. Panzer-Division
15 April 1942 – 12 September 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Arno von Lenski
Preceded by
Commanders of the Berlin Defense Area
Early 1945 to 6 March
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Helmuth Reymann