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Gustav Harteneck

Gustav Harteneck
Born 27 July 1892
Died 13 January 1984(1984-01-13) (aged 91)
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 General der Kavallerie
Commands held 72. Infanterie-Division
I. Kavallerie-Korps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gustav Harteneck (27 July 1892 – 13 January 1984) was a highly decorated General der Kavallerie 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. Gustav Harteneck was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations



External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Karl Arning
Commander of 72. Infanterie-Division
19 June 1944 - 1 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Hermann Hohn
Preceded by
Generalmajor Oswin Groling
Commander of I. Kavallerie-Korps
22 June 1944 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
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