Hanns Laengenfelder

Hanns Laengenfelder

Hanns Laengenfelder
Born 8 February 1903
Died 18 July 1982(1982-07-18) (aged 79)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1923–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 15. Infanterie-Division

World War II

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

Hanns Laengenfelder (8 February 1903 – 18 July 1982) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Hanns Laengenfelder was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[4]


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 2.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 231.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Ottomar Babel
Commander of 15. Infanterie-Division
October 1944 – May 1945
Succeeded by