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Hans Kamecke
Born (1890-08-18)August 18, 1890
Died 16 October 1943(1943-10-16) (aged 53)
Place of birth Halberstadt
Place of death Kolpen, Russia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1920
1935–1943
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 137. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Kamecke (18 August 1890 – 16 October 1943) 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 Kamecke was killed on 16 October 1943 near Kolpen, Russia. On 27 October 1943 he was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 205.
Bibliography
  • 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
Oberst Muhl
Commander of 137. Infanterie-Division
5 January 1942 – 12 February 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Karl Rüdiger
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Karl Rüdiger
Commander of 137. Infanterie-Division
25 February 1942 – 15 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff

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