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Paul Laux

Paul Laux

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
A.K.A. Пауль Лаукс
Countries Germany
Occupations Military officer Military personnel
Gender male
Birth 11 November 1887 (Weimar)
Death 2 September 1944 (Riga)
Star sign Scorpio
Paul Laux
The details
Biography

Paul Laux (11 November 1887 – 2 September 1944) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Laux took command of the 10th Division in Passau. On 18 March some of these troops reached Vienna. In March 1939, when National Socialists and the 85th Infantry Regiment commemorated fallen heroes on the Passau Cathedral Square, Laux praised Adolf Hitler. Next, his men invaded Bohemia. On 13 April Laux commemorated the annexation of Austria in Passau.

As commanding officer of the 126th Infantry Division, Laux took part in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. On 29 August 1944 Paul Laux crashed during a reconnaissance flight. He died of his injuries on 2 September 1944.

Awards

  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (January 1940) & 1st Class (July 1940)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 14 December 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of 126. Infanterie-Division
    • 237th Oak Leaves on 17 May 1943 as General der Infanterie and commander of II Armeekorps
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1026028493
https://viaf.org/viaf/266124717
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q72420
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/266124717
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