Hans Kroh

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Hans Kroh
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Born (1907-05-13)13 May 1907
Died 18 July 1967(1967-07-18) (aged 60)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
German Army
Years of service 1935–45
1956–62
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht / Bundeswehr)
Commands held 2nd Parachute Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Great Cross of Merit

Hans Kroh (13 May 1907 in Heidelberg – 18 July 1967 in Braunschweig) was a German paratroop general in the Wehrmacht and Bundeswehr and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.

Kroh started his military career in 1935; he transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1936. He took part in the Battle of Crete for which he received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 August 1941. In Africa Kroh served in the Ramcke Parachute Brigade. Kroh commanded the 2nd Parachute Division in the Battle for Brest; he was taken prisoner on 18 September 1944. Kroh joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 as Oberst. In 1957 he was promoted to Brigadegeneral and appointed a divisional commander. He retired in 1962 at the rank of Generalmajor. Kroh died in 1967.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 411.
  2. ^ a b Thomas & Wegmann 1986, p. 150.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 255.
  4. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 476.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. 
  • 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
Generalleutnant Gustav Wilke
Commander of 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division (Wehrmacht)
17 March 1944 – 1 June 1944
Succeeded by
General Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke
Preceded by
General Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke
Commander of 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division (Wehrmacht)
11 August 1944 – 15 November 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Lackner
Preceded by
Oberst Bern von Baer
Commander of the 1. Luftlande-Division (Bundeswehr)
September 1957 – 30 September 1962
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Gericke