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Paul Klatt
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Generalleutnant Paul Klatt
Born 6 December 1896
Died 6 June 1973(1973-06-06) (age 46)
Place of birth Kroppen
Place of death Munich
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 3.Gebirgs-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Paul Klatt (6 December 1896 – 6 June 1973) was a German general who commanded the 3. Gebirgs.-Division during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Paul Klatt was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until October 1955.

Awards and decorationsEdit


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 211.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
  • 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 August Wittmann
Commander of 3.Gebirgs-Division
3 July 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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