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Paul Danhauser
Born (1892-08-02)August 2, 1892
Died 11 December 1975(1975-12-11) (aged 83)
Place of birth Regensburg
Place of death Landshut
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 256. Infanterie-Division
271. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Paul Danhauser (2 August 1892 – 11 December 1975) 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. Paul Danhauser was captured in May 1945 by the American troops and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 133.
  • 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
Generalleutnant Friedrich Weber
Commander of 256. Infanterie-Division
14 February 1942 - 24 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Albrecht Wüstenhagen
Preceded by
Commander of 271. Infanterie-Division
10 December 1943 - 15 September 1944
Succeeded by

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