Walter Hörnlein

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Walter Hörnlein
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-748-0090-03A, Russland, General Hörnlein bei seinen Soldaten.jpg
Walter Hörnlein (center)
Born (1893-01-02)2 January 1893
Died 14 September 1961(1961-09-14) (aged 68)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held Großdeutschland Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Walter Hörnlein (2 January 1893 – 14 September 1961) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II, who commanded the Großdeutschland Division. He was a recipient of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 291.
  2. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 397.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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
Oberst Wilhelm Von Stockhausen
Commander of Infanterie-Regiment Großdeutschland
10 August 1941 – 1 April 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Köhler
Preceded by
None
Commander of Infanterie-Division Großdeutschland
1 April 1942 – 3 April 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Balck
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Balck
Commander of Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland
30 June 1943 – 31 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hasso von Manteuffel
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Johann Sinnhuber
Commander of LXXXII. Armeekorps
1 September 1944 – 30 January 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Walther Hahm
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Maximilian Felzmann
Commander of XXVII. Armeekorps
14 April 1945 – 4 May 1945
Succeeded by
None