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Hans Tröger
Born (1896-08-29)August 29, 1896
Died 21 January 1982(1982-01-21) (aged 85)
Place of birth Plauen
Place of death Schwangau
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–1944
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 27. Panzer-Division
25. Panzer-Division
17. Panzer-Division
13. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Tröger (29 August 1896 – 21 January 1982) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several panzer divisions. 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 Tröger was captured by Bulgarian troops in 1944, he was later handed over to the Soviet Union and held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 346.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • 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
Oberst Helmut Michalik
Commander of 27th Panzer Division
30 November 1942 – 26 January 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Joachim von Kronhelm
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Georg Jauer
Commander of 25th Panzer Division
20 November 1943 – 10 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Oswin Grolig
Preceded by
Oberst Friedrich-Erdmann von Hake
Commander of 13th Panzer Division
25 May 1944 – 9 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Schmidhuber


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