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Dipl.-Ing. Ernst Hammer
Born (1884-10-20)October 20, 1884
Died 2 December 1957(1957-12-02) (aged 73)
Place of birth Falkenau an der Eger
Place of death Vienna
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria–Hungary (to 1918)
Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1903–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 75. Infanterie-Division
Division Nr. 190
190. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dipl.-Ing. Ernst Hammer[Notes 1] (20 October 1884 – 2 December 1957) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst Hammer was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was released April 1947.

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  1. In Austria an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 176.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 75. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1939 - 5 September 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erich Diestel
Preceded by
Generalmajor Albert Newiger
Commander of Division Nr. 190
10 November 1942 - 4 November 1944
Succeeded by
Renamed 190. Infanterie-Division
Preceded by
Previously Division Nr. 190
Commander of 190. Infanterie-Division
4 November 1944 - 13 April 1945
Succeeded by

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