Hans Speth

Hans-Ludwig Speth (7 October 1897 – 30 April 1985) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 28th Jäger Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Hans-Ludwig Speth
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Hans Speth (1st from right)
Born(1897-10-07)7 October 1897
Died30 April 1985(1985-04-30) (aged 87)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands held28th Jäger Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Awards and decorationsEdit



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 328.


  • 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.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hubertus Lamey
Commander of 28. Jäger-Division
January 1944 – 27 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gustav Heistermann von Ziehlberg