Walter Hartmann

Walter Hartmann
Born (1891-07-23)23 July 1891
Died 11 March 1977(1977-03-11) (aged 85)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 87th Infantry Division
I Army Corps
VIII Army Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Walter Hartmann (23 July 1891 – 11 March 1977) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.

During the evacuation of Crimea in 1944, he escaped on the Romanian minelayer Amiral Murgescu and reached the Romanian port of Constanța.[1]




  1. Robert Forczyk, Where the Iron Crosses Grow: The Crimea 1941–44, Chapter 9
  2. 1 2 Thomas 1997, p. 250.
  3. 1 2 3 Scherzer 2007, p. 368.


  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Werner Richter
Commander of 87th Infanterie-Division
1 February 1943 – 22 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz
Preceded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Commander of I. Armeekorps
20 January 1944 – 1 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
10 September 1944 – 19 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Källner
Commander of XXIV. Panzerkorps
18 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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