Hube, Hans Valentin

Date of birth:
October 29th, 1890 (Naumburg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 21st, 1944 (Aircrash near Thundorf/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class in 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class in 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 16. Panzer-Division / XXXXVIII.Panzer-Korps / Panzergruppe 1 / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
At first light on the 07.07.1941 Generalmajor Hube took his Division and broke through Soviet defenses in the direction of Stary-Konstantynow. In the fighting that followed, he was able to prevent the forward advance of powerful Soviet tank, artillery and infantry formations towards the northwest while in the area northwest of Stary-Konstantynow. He would be awarded the Knight’s Cross for this feat.
405th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 16.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his decisive contributions towards the capture of Nikolajew and in the encirclement battle for Kiev.
62nd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen
Unit:
Kommandierender General XIV.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Don
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Awarded for his bold thrust to the Volga river north of Stalingrad and the subsequent defense there against repeated and fierce Soviet counterattacks.
22nd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 1.Panzer Armee
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1944
Awarded for the outstanding leadership of the 1. Panzer-Armee during its time as a ‘Wandering Pocket’ in the first days of April 1944. Despite being encircled by several Soviet armies and Tank Corps, he managed to prevent the annihilation of his army by breaking out towards the west. He was also recognized for his masterful command achievements during the fighting for Sicily and around Salerno in 1943.
13th Award.
Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher/Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Colour photo: Willi Schumachter Collection
    - Photo grave: Norbert Beyerlein
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1997.
    - 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
    - Kursietis A.J., The wehrmacht at war 1939-1945 the units and commanders, ISBN 907532338-7

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