Hans Kamecke

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Hans Kamecke
Born 18 August 1890
Died 16 October 1943(1943-10-16) (aged 53)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1909–20
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 137th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Kamecke (18 August 1890 – 16 October 1943) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Kamecke was killed on 16 October 1943 near Kolpen, Soviet Union. On 27 October 1943 he was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 205.


  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Muhl
Commander of 137. Infanterie-Division
5 January 1942 – 12 February 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Karl Rüdiger
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Karl Rüdiger
Commander of 137. Infanterie-Division
25 February 1942 – 15 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff