Wilhelm Hasse (general)

Wilhelm Hasse (24 November 1894 – 21 May 1945) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the 17th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Hasse died on 21 May 1945 of wounds sustained earlier that month.

Wilhelm Hasse
Born24 November 1894
Died21 May 1945(1945-05-21) (aged 50)
Lager Pisek
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
RankGeneral of the Infantry
UnitArmy Group North
Commands held30th Infantry Division
II Army Corps
17th Army
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 252.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 168.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 179.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Kurt Brennecke
Chief of Staff of Heeresgruppe Nord
25 January 1942 – 22 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Eberhard Kinzel
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Henke
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
5 November 1943 – 15 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans von Basse
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Laux
Commander of II. Armeekorps
1 April 1944 – 4 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt von Tippelskirch
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Laux
Commander of II. Armeekorps
3 July 1944 – 20 February 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Dr. Johannes Mayer
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Commander of 17. Armee
1 April 1945 – 7 May 1945
Succeeded by
none