Georg Jauer

Georg Jauer (25 June 1896 – 5 August 1971) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Georg Jauer
Born(1896-06-25)25 June 1896
Lissen, German Empire[1]
Died5 August 1971(1971-08-05) (aged 75)
Greven, West Germany
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1914–45
RankGeneral (Wehrmacht) 1.svg General der Panzertruppe
Commands held20th Panzer Grenadier Division
25th Panzer Division
Panzer Corps Großdeutschland
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

At the outbreak of World War II Jauer served as a staff officer and regimental commander. In April 1943 he was appointed commander the 20th Motorized Infantry and 20th Panzer Grenadier Division and took part in the Battle of the Kamenets-Podolsky pocket. He then led the 25th Panzer Division at the Battle of Kiev. On 12 March 1945 he took command of the 'Panzer Corps Großdeutschland' with which he surrendered.

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Deutsche Verlustlisten Preußen 207, 24. April 1915, S. 6068.
  2. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 326.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 209.
  4. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 419.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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
Generalleutnant Erich Jaschke
Commander of 20. Panzergrenadier-Division
3 January 1943 – 1 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Georg Scholze
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Adolf von Schell
Commander of 25. Panzer-Division
15 November 1943 – 21 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Tröger
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Dietrich von Saucken
Commander of Panzerkorps Großdeutschland
12 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None