Walter Hartmann (23 July 1891 – 11 March 1977) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.

Walter Hartmann
Born(1891-07-23)23 July 1891
Died11 March 1977(1977-03-11) (aged 85)
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
RankGeneral der Artillerie
Commands held87th Infantry Division
I Army Corps
VIII Army Corps
XXIV Panzer Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

During the evacuation of Crimea in 1944, he escaped on the Romanian minelayer Amiral Murgescu and reached the Romanian port of Constanța.[1]

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Robert Forczyk, Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941–44, Chapter 9
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 250.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 368.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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 Werner Richter
Commander of 87th Infantry Division
1 February 1943 – 22 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz
Preceded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Commander of I. Armeekorps
20 January 1944 – 1 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Rudolf Konrad
Commander of XXXXIX. Gebirgs-ArmeeKorps
11 May 1944 – 4 August 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Karl von Le Suire
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
10 September 1944 – 19 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Källner
Commander of XXIV. Panzerkorps
18 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none