Heinrich Hax

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Heinrich Georg "Heinz" Hax
Nickname(s) Heinz
Born 24 January 1900
Berlin
Died 1 September 1969(1969-09-01) (aged 69)
Koblenz
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany (1956–61)
Service/branch Army
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1918–45
1956–61
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 8. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Olympic medal record
Men's Shooting
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles 25 m rapid fire pistol
Silver medal – second place 1936 Berlin 25 m rapid fire pistol

Heinrich Hax (24 January 1900 – 1 September 1969) was a German modern pentathlete and sport shooter who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany during World War II.

In 1928 he finished fifth in the Olympic modern pentathlon.[1] Four years later he competed as sport shooter and won the silver medal in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event.[1] In 1936 later he won the silver medal in the same event again.[1]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Heinrich Hax Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 180.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.

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. 
  • 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 (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
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division (Wehrmacht)
5 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Commander of 3rd Armoured Division (Bundeswehr)
3 September 1956 – 14 July 1958
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Christian Müller