Hoehne, Gustav

Date of birth:
February 17th, 1893 (Kruschwitz/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 1st, 1951 (Oberursel/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
November 18th, 1911: Fähnrich;
August 18th, 1912: Leutnant Pat. 23-8-1910;
January 27th, 1916: Oberleutnant;
May 2nd, 1922: Hauptmann (7);
February 1st, 1933: Major (9);
August 1st, 1935: Oberstleutnant (8);
March 1st, 1938: Oberst (1);
August 1st, 1940: Generalmajor (17);
August 1st, 1942: Generalleutnant (9);
May 1st, 1943: General der Infanterie (3).

Career:
September 1st, 1939: Kdr. Inf.Rgt. 28;
October 25th, 1940: Kdr. 8. Inf.Div.;
November 28th, 1942: mdFb Gruppe Laux;
February 15th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
July 20th, 1943: Kom.Gen. VIII. A.K.;
September 10th, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
November 15th, 1944: kdt.z.OB. West z.Übernahme Gen.Kdo. Dehner;
December 1st, 1944: Kom.Gen. LXXXIX. A.K.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, Korps "Laux", Heer
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Action:
On the 28.11.1942 Generalleutnant Höhne took over the so-called Gruppe ‘Laux’, which then took on his own name. This Gruppe was positioned in the Demyansk area and tasked with holding the corridor to the salient. Höhne and his men stood firm against a new Soviet offensive that was launched during this time with the aim of finally crushing the Demyansk salient, and thereafter Höhne would continue to distinguish himself as a commander until the salient was finally evacuated early the next year. For his successful defense of the Demyansk corridor during the last episode of its existence, Höhne would be awarded the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross.
Details:
238th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 2nd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 8. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
Details:
8th & 26th Awards.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 8. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
Action:
Generalmajor Höhne and his 8. Infanterie-Division were able to conduct a surprisingly swift capture of the fortress of Grodno on the 23.06.1941. Making full use of an undamaged bridge over the Njiemen that was close to the fortress, they launched a swift advance over the river and took the fortress in an unexpectedly short time.

The thrust of the 8. Infanterie-Division over the Njemen and its capture of Grodno, successes largely due to the initiative of its commander, were of great operational importance for the right wing of the Armee to which it was attached. Höhne would be awarded the Knight’s Cross in recognition of this feat.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 31st, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)

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