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Gusztáv Vitéz Jány
Born (1883-10-21)October 21, 1883
Died November 26, 1947(1947-11-26) (aged 64)
Place of birth Rajka, Kingdom of Hungary
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance  Kingdom of Hungary
Service/branch Royal Hungarian Army
Years of service 1905–1945
Rank Vezérezredes
Unit Hungarian Second Army

Colonel General Vitéz[1] Gusztáv Jány (born October 21, 1883 in Rajka, Kingdom of Hungary; died November 26, 1947 in Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian officer during World War II who commanded the Hungarian Second Army at the Battle of Stalingrad. After the war, he was found guilty of war crimes and executed by firing squad. He was posthumously exonerated in 1993.



  1. "Vitéz" is a title given to members of the Hungarian Knightly Order of Vitéz.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Kovács, Attila Ótott (2006). Die ungarischen Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes. Ranis: Scherzers Militaer-Verl.. ISBN 978-3-938845-02-8. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of the Hungarian Second Army
March 1, 1940 – August 5, 1943
Succeeded by
Lieutenant-General Géza Lakatos

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