Walther Krause (31 December 1890 – 25 October 1960) 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. Walther Krause was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until June 1947.
Awards and decorations
Iron Cross (1914)
Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords
Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
Iron Cross (1939)
German Cross in Gold (19 December 1941)
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 10 June 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of 170. Infanterie-Division