Paul Laux

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Paul Laux
Paul Laux (general).jpg
Born 11 November 1887
Died 2 September 1944(1944-09-02) (aged 56)
Riga
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1907–44
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 126th Infantry Division
II Army Corps
16th Army
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Paul Laux (11 November 1887 – 2 September 1944) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Laux took command of the 10th Division in Passau. On 18 March some of these troops reached Vienna.[1] In March 1939, when National Socialists and the 85th Infantry Regiment commemorated fallen heroes on the Passau Cathedral Square, Laux praised Adolf Hitler.[2] Next, his men invaded Bohemia. On 13 April Laux commemorated the annexation of Austria in Passau.[3]

As commanding officer of the 126th Infantry Division, Laux took part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.[4] On 29 August 1944 Paul Laux crashed during a reconnaissance flight. He died of his injuries on 2 September 1944.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Anna Rosmus Hitlers Nibelungen, Samples Grafenau 2015, pp. 139f
  2. ^ Anna Rosmus Hitlers Nibelungen, Samples Grafenau 2015, pp. 199f
  3. ^ Anna Rosmus Hitlers Nibelungen, Samples Grafenau 2015, p. 139
  4. ^ Anna Rosmus Hitlers Nibelungen, Samples Grafenau 2015, p. 200
  5. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 16.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 234.
  7. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 60.

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 126. Infanterie-Division
15 October 1940 – 8 October 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Harry Hoppe
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt
Commander of II. Armeekorps
28 November 1943 – 1 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Kurt von Tippelskirch
Commander of II. Armeekorps
11 May 1944 – 3 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Christian Hansen
Commander of 16. Armee
2 July 1944 – 30 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert