Paul Freiherr von Hauser

Paul Freiherr von Hauser

Paul Freiherr von Hauser
Born 24 April 1911
Graz, Austria
Died 1 April 1999(1999-04-01) (aged 87)
Vienna, Austria
Allegiance First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1930–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Panzer Lehr Division
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Paul Freiherr von Hauser[a] (24 April 1911 – 1 April 1999) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Paul Freiherr von Hauser was captured by American forces in the Ruhr Pocket.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Footnotes

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 255.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 179.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Rudolf Gerhardt
Commander of Panzer Lehr Division
September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein
Preceded by
Generalmajor Horst Niemack
Commander of Panzer Lehr Division
4 April 1945 - 15 April 1945
Succeeded by
None