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Walther Krause

German General and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Świdnica
Date of death Oct 25, 1960 Göttingen
The details

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)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • Wound Badge
    • in Black
  • Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • 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
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 224.

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