Laux, Paul

Date of birth:
November 11th, 1887 (Weimar/Thüringia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 3rd, 1944 (Feldlazarett 158 at Riga, Latvia)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Ogre
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Pual Laux was seriously injured in a plane crash and died on September 3rd, 1944 in Feldlazarett 158 at Riga

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 126. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for the leadership of his Division during the seizure and expansion of a bridgehead over the Volkhov river at Kusino. Here, despite the difficult terrain and bad weather, Laux and his Division were able to secure the necessary jump-off point for the later successful attack on Tikhvin by the XXXIX. Armee-Korps.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandierender General II. Armeekorps
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his defense of the Demyansk salient during two large Soviet offensives in 1942.
Details:
237th Award.

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