Eduard Hauser (soldier)

Eduard Hauser (soldier)

Eduard Hauser
Born 22 June 1895
Erlangen
Died 16 July 1961(1961-07-16) (aged 66)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 13. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Eduard Hauser (22 June 1895 – 16 July 1961) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 13. Panzer-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Eduard Hauser was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until June 1947.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht references

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
24 December 1943 In den Kämpfen südöstlich Kirowograd haben sich die 11. Schlesische Panzerdivision unter Führung des Generalmajors v. Wietersheim und die 13. Altmärkische Panzerdivision unter Führung des Generalmajors Hauser hervorragend bewährt.[4] The 11th Silesian Panzer-Division under the command of Major-General v. Wietersheim and the 13th Altmark Panzer-Division under the command of Major-General Hauser have particularly proven themselves in combat southeast of Kirovograd.

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 254.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 179.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 632.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hellmut von der Chevallerie
Commander of 13. Panzer Division
1 September 1943 – 26 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Mikosch