Gustav Höhne

Gustav Höhne

Gustav Höhne
Born 17 February 1893
Kruschwitz
Died 1 July 1951(1951-07-01) (aged 58)
Oberursel
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 8. Jäger-Division
VIII. Armeekorps
LXXXIX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Gustav Höhne (17 February 1893 – 1 July 1951) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held commands at the division and corps levels. 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. Gustav Höhne was captured in 1945 by Allied troops and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 290.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 190.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 60.
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Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Walter Heitz
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
20 July 1943 – 1 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Johannes Block
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schlemmer
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
12 May 1944 – 10 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Werner Freiherr von und zu Gilsa
Commander of LXXXIX. Armeekorps
23 November 1944 – April 1945
Succeeded by
none