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Gustav Höhne
Born (1893-02-17)February 17, 1893
Died 1 July 1951(1951-07-01) (aged 58)
Place of birth Kruschwitz
Place of death Oberursel
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 8. Jäger-Division
VIII. Armeekorps
LXXXIX. Armeekorps

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


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 190.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 60.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2003) (in German). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe I Abraham – Huppertz [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color I Abraham – Huppertz]. Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-20-1. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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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

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