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Curt Haase
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-224-0044-17, Erwin v. Witzleben und Curt Haase.jpg
Erwin von Witzleben (left) and Curt Haase.
Born (1881-12-15)15 December 1881
Died 9 February 1943(1943-02-09) (aged 61)
Place of birth Honnef am Rhein, German Empire
Place of death Berlin, Nazi Germany
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1901–1943
Rank Generaloberst
Commands held 3. Infanterie-Division
III. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Curt Haase (15 December 1881 – 9 February 1943) served in World War I and was a Colonel General in the German Wehrmacht during World War II.

Early Career (World War I)Edit

Born in Honnef am Rhein, Rhine Province, Haase first entered into military service on 25 July 1901. He was a Fahnenjunker (cadet) in the 65th Württemberg Field-Artillery Regiment from 25 June 1901 to 1 October 1905. After this, he was promoted to Adjutant of I. Battalion of his regiment with the Instruction-Regiment of the Field Artillery School until 18 August 1911. He soon was selected and detached to the War Academy, where he remained from 1 October 1911 until July 1914. In 1915, Haase was transferred to a Staff position with the 51st Infantry-Brigade. From late 1915 onwards to 1919, he served in General-Staff of the 204th Infantry-Division and of the 28th Reserve-Division, whereupon, after the armistice, he was assigned a role with the Armistice-Commission in Spa from October 1919 to April 1923.

World War IIEdit

During the interwar period, Haase continued his military career. From 1923 to March 1935, he was an advisor and commander of the 5th Artillery Regiment and Artillery-Training Staff Jüterbog allocated to Frankfurt. In March 1935 to March 1936, he was promoted to the rank of Generalmajor and appointed the position of commander for the 3rd Infantry Division stationed in Berlin. Then, he was transferred to act as commander of the 17th Infantry Division in Nuremberg where he stayed until October 1937. For his administration, and management ability, Haase was promoted to Generalleutnant on 1 August 1937. He became the Commanding General of III. Armeekorps on 16 November 1938.

During World War II, Haase was promoted to Generaloberst on 19 July 1940, and in mid November 1940, he was relieved of his command of III. Armeekorps and reassigned to the Führer-Reserve to wait for a command. In early 1941 he was given the post of Commander-in-Chief of 15th Army which he held until December 1942 (HQ of the 15th Army is a museum in France, side Lille musée du 5 juin 1944), when he was transferred to the Führer-Reserve for the remainder of his career. On 9 February 1943, he died at the age of 61 from advanced heart disease.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 3. Infanterie-Division
4 April 1934 – 3 July 1936
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Petzel
Preceded by
Commander of III. Armeekorps
1 September 1939 - 13 November 1940
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Kurt von Greiff


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