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Tettau, von, Hans

Date of birth:
November 30th, 1888 (Bautzen/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
January 30th, 1956 (Mönchengladbach/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Promotions:
1st May 1934: Oberstleutnant;
1st April 1936: Oberst;
1st March 1940: Generalmajor;
1st March 1942: Generalleutnant;
16th March 1945: General der Infanterie.

Career:
15th October 1935: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 101;
14th June 1940: Kommandeur 24.Infanterie-Division;
14th February 1943: Führerreserve;
1st September 1943: Ausbildungsleiter / Führer Ausbildungsstabes z.b.V. in den Niederlanden;
16th March 1944: Leiter des Führungs- und Ausbildungsstab in die Niederlanden;
4th September 1944: Kommandeur “Division Tettau“ (Stab von Tettau);
5th September 1944: Kommandeur 182. Feldausbildungsdivision (did not become opearational);
3rd November 1944: Kommandeur Divisionskommandos z.b.V. 604;
14th November 1944: Kommandeur Division z.b.V. 604;
4th February 1945: Kommandierender General des Generalkommandos Tettau (Führer der Korpsgruppe Tettau);
16th March 1945: Führerreserve;
10th April 1945: Kommandierender General stellv. Generalkommandos des IV. Armeekorps, Befehlshaber im Wehrkreis IV, Dresden (did not becoma operational);
8th May 1945: Prisoner of War;
1947: released.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 18th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 18th September 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 24.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1942
Details:
Award 113/13.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 24.Infanterie-Division / LIV.Armee-Korps / 11.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Details:
1124th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Führer der Korpsgruppe von Tettau / 3.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Weichsel
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1945
Details:
821st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with swords on the ribbon for military merit.
Ordinul Steaua Romaniei Grand Officer

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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