Gusztáv Jány

Colonel General Vitéz[a] Gusztáv Jány (born Gusztáv Hautzinger; 21 October 1883 in Rajka, Kingdom of Hungary; died 26 November 1947 in Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian officer during World War II who commanded the Hungarian Second Army at the Battle of Stalingrad. After the war, he was found guilty of war crimes and executed by firing squad. He was posthumously exonerated in 1993 by the Supreme Court of Hungary.[1]

Gusztáv Vitéz Jány
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Born(1883-10-21)21 October 1883
Rajka, Austria-Hungary
Died26 November 1947(1947-11-26) (aged 64)
Budapest, Second Hungarian Republic
Allegiance Austria-Hungary (1905-1918)
Hungary Kingdom of Hungary (1920-1943)
Service/branchAustro-Hungarian Army
Royal Hungarian Army
Years of service1905–43
RankColonel General
UnitI Corps
Second Army



  1. ^ "Vitéz" is a title given to members of the Hungarian Knightly Order of Vitéz.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • Kovács, Attila Ótott (2006). Die ungarischen Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes. Ranis: Scherzers Militaer-Verl. ISBN 978-3-938845-02-8.
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of the Hungarian Second Army
1 March 1940 – 5 August 1943
Succeeded by
Lieutenant-General Géza Lakatos