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Degen, Hans

Date of birth:
February 18th, 1899 (Rosenheim/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
November 18th, 1971 (Bad Tölz/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
February 1st, 1942 Oberst;
January 1st, 1944 Generalmajor;
September 20th, 1944 Generalleutnant.

Career:
1916: Armee;
November 10th, 1938 - January 15th, 1941: Ia 2.Gebirgs-Division;
January 15th, 1941 - July 2nd, 1942: Chef des Generalstab, VI. Armeekorps;
July 16th, 1942 - October 25th, 1943: Chef des Generalstab, Gebirgskorps Norwegen;
November 1st, 1943 - February 6th, 1945 Kommandeur 2. Gebirgs-Division;
May 2nd, 1945 - October 15th, 1947: Amerikaans POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel in General Staff)
Unit:
Stab Generalkommando VI.Armeekorps (Staf Algemeen Bevel VI.Armeekorps)
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 2.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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