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Horst Großmann

German general and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
AKA Horst Grossmann
Date of birth Sędki, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Gmina Ełk, Ełk County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
Date of death May 04, 1972 Rüsselsheim am Main, Groß-Gerau, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse
Awards German Cross in Gold, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Authority VIAF id ISNI id
The details

Horst Großmann (19 November 1891 – 4 May 1972) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the 6th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (1 October 1914) & 1st Class (25 October 1916)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (18 May 1940) & 1st Class (28 May 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 11 February 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of the 6.Infanterie-Division
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 19 July 1940 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 84
    • 292nd Oak Leaves on 4 September 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 6. Infanterie-Division
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