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Horst Großmann

Horst Großmann
Born 19 November 1891
Sybba, district of Lyck, East Prussia
Died 4 May 1972(1972-05-04) (aged 80)
Rüsselsheim
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911-45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 6. Infanterie Division
XXXV. Armeekorps
VI. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Horst Großmann (19 November 1891 – 4 May 1972) was a German general who commanded the 6. Infanterie Division during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Horst Großmann was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in July 1947.

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References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Miller, Michael D. "General der Infanterie Horst Großmann". Axis Biographical Research. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 170.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.
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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Helge Auleb
Commander of 6. Infanterie Division
25 January 1942 - 16 December 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Egon von Neindorff
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Commander of XXXV. Armeekorps
January 1944 - February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Helmuth Weidling
Commander of VI. Armeekorps
11 August 1944 - January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola
Commander of VI. Armeekorps
January 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
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