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Paul Laux
File:Paul Laux (general).jpg
Born (1887-11-11)November 11, 1887
Died 2 September 1944(1944-09-02) (aged 56)
Place of birth Weimar
Place of death Riga
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–1944
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 126. Infanterie-Division
II Armeekorps
16. Armee

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Paul Laux (11 November 1887 – 2 September 1944) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16. Armee 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. On 29 August 1944 Paul Laux crashed during a reconnaissance flight. He died of his injuries on 2 September 1944.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 234.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 60.
  • 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
Commander of 126. Infanterie-Division
15 October 1940 – 8 October 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Harry Hoppe
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt
Commander of II. Armeekorps
28 November 1943 – 1 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Kurt von Tippelskirch
Commander of II. Armeekorps
11 May 1944 – 3 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Christian Hansen
Commander of 16. Armee
2 July 1944 – 30 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert

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