Hans-Günther Stotten

Hans-Günther Stotten

Hans-Günther Stotten
Born (1916-10-07)7 October 1916
Died 5 April 1945(1945-04-05) (aged 28)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Major
Commands held I. Abteilung vom Panzer-Regiment 8.

World War II

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

Hans-Günther Paul Stotten (7 October 1916 – 5 April 1945) was a highly decorated Major 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. Hans-Günther Stotten was captured by Soviet troops on 4 April 1945 and was shot while escaping on 5 April 1945.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 354.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 463.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 335.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 60.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht