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Hans Degen
Born (1899-02-18)February 18, 1899
Died 18 November 1971(1971-11-18) (aged 72)
Place of birth Rosenheim
Place of death Bad Tolz
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1916–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 2. Gebirgs-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Degen (18 February 1899 – 8 November 1971) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans Degen was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 134.

References

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Georg Ritter von Hengl
Commander of 2. Gebirgs-Division
1 November 1943 – 6 February 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans Roschmann

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