Hans Korte (general)

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Hans Korte
Born (1899-12-16)16 December 1899
Dannenberg
Died 8 April 1990(1990-04-08) (aged 90)
Utting
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Prussian Army
Reichsheer
Army
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1918–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 55
13. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
1st Parachute Division
2.(Torpedo)/Flieger-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Korte (16 December 1899 – 8 April 1990) was a German general in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Korte surrendered to the British troops in May 1945 and was interned until October 1947.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 221.

Bibliography[edit]

  • de Zeng, H.L; Stankey, D.G; Creek, E.J. Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945; A Reference Source, Volume 1. Ian Allan Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85780-279-5
  • 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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Alois Stoeckl
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 55
15 August 1940 - 31 January 1941
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Benno Kosch
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Herbert Olbrich
Commander of 13. Luftwaffen-Feld Division
1 December 1942 - 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hellmuth Reymann
Preceded by
General der Fallschirmtruppe Richard Heidrich
Commander of 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division
4 January 1944 - 21 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Fallschirmtruppe Richard Heidrich
Preceded by
General der Flieger Johannes Fink
Commander of 2. Flieger-Division
22 February 1944 - 10 September 1944
Succeeded by
Unit Disbanded