Heinrich Hax

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Heinrich Georg "Heinz" Hax (24 January 1900 – 1 September 1969) was a German modern pentathlete and sport shooter who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. 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.

Heinrich Georg "Heinz" Hax
Born24 January 1900
Died1 September 1969(1969-09-01) (aged 69)
Other namesHeinz
Military career
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany (1956–61)
Years of service1918–45
RankGeneralmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held8. Panzer-Division
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Sports career
SportMen's Shooting

Olympic careerEdit

In 1928 he finished fifth in the Olympic modern pentathlon.[1]

Four years later he competed as sport shooter and won the silver medal in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event.[1] In 1936 later he won the silver medal in the same event again.[1]

Awards and decorationsEdit


  1. ^ The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[6]



  1. ^ a b c "Heinrich Hax Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 257.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 372.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 180.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.


  • 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.
  • 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
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division (Wehrmacht)
5 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of 3rd Armoured Division (Bundeswehr)
3 September 1956 – 14 July 1958
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Christian Müller