Martin Grase

Martin Grase

Martin Grase
Born 3 May 1891
Died 3 August 1963(1963-08-03) (aged 72)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 1. Infanterie Division
I. Armeekorps
XXVI. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

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

Martin Grase (3 May 1891 – 3 August 1963) was a German general who commanded the 1. Infanterie Division 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.[1]

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ "Martin Grase". Encyclo Online Encyclopedia. Encyclo MMXII. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 167.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Philipp Kleffel
Commander of 1. Infanterie-Division
16 January 1942 - 1 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Otto Wöhler
Commander of I. Armeekorps
15 August 1943 - 31 December 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Carl Hilpert
Commander of XXVI. Armeekorps
1 January 1944 - 15 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Anton Grasser