Erich Straube

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Erich Straube
Born 11 December 1887
Died 31 March 1971(1971-03-31) (aged 83)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 268th Infantry Division
XIII Army Corps
LXXIV Army Corps
LXXXVI Army Corps
1st Parachute Army
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Erich Straube (11 December 1887 – 31 March 1971) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held several corps level commands. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 359.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 336.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 268. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1939 – 6 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinz Greiner
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto-Ernst Ottenbacher
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
21 April 1942 – 20 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Siebert
Preceded by
None
Commander of LXXIV. Armeekorps
27 July 1943 – 16 December 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Carl Püchler
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Carl Püchler
Commander of LXXXVI. Armeekorps
17 December 1944 – 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Generaloberst Kurt Student
Commander of 1. Fallschirm-Armee
28 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None