Fritz-Hubert Gräser

Fritz-Hubert Gräser (3 January 1888 – 4 November 1960) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Fritz-Hubert Gräser
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Born(1888-01-03)3 January 1888
Frankfurt (Oder), German Empire
Died4 November 1960(1960-11-04) (aged 72)
Göttingen, West Germany
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
Years of service1907–45
RankGeneral (Wehrmacht) 1.svg General der Panzertruppe
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

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Informational notes

  1. ^ Fritz-Hubert Gräser's nomination by the troop was received by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Personnel Office) on 29 April 1945. General Ernst Maisel noted: "I approve the nomination! 30 April". The nomination list for the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross only notes the nomination entry date as 29 April 1945. There is no indication that the award was granted (However, the contemporary photograph of him seen to the right clearly shows him wearing this award). The paperwork was not finalized by the end of the war. The Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) claims that the award was presented in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification.[4]

Citations

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 212.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 146.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 344.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 134.

Bibliography

  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6.
Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of 3. Panzergrenadier-Division
1 March 1943 – March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans Hecker
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Walther Nehring
Commander of XLVIII Panzer Corps
19 August 1944 – 20 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Edelsheim
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Hermann Balck
Commander of 4. Panzer-Armee
21 September 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none