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Kuno-Hans von Both
Born (1884-04-09)9 April 1884
Died 22 May 1955(1955-05-22) (aged 71)
Place of birth Saverne, Alsace-Lorraine
Place of death Ehlen, Habichtswald, Hesse
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1903–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 21. Infanterie-Division
I. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Pour le Mérite
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kuno-Hans von Both (9 April 1884 – 22 May 1955) was a General of the Infantry in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Pour le Mérite was the highest military order of the German Empire. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 120.
  • 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). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Albert Wodrig
Commander of 21. Infanterie-Division
10 November 1938 – 20 October 1939
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto Sponheimer
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Walter Petzel
Commander of I. Armeekorps
26 October 1939 – 1 April 1943
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel


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