Krause, Johannes “Hans”

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Krause, Johannes, born 06-04-1893 in Adelsbach, Silesia, entered the Army Service as a Fahnenjunker, age 19, on 18-03-1913, in the 5th Foot Artillery Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war en ended as an Oberleutnant. He was allowed in the new 100.000 men Reichswehr  and started World War II, meanwhile an Oberst, as the commander of Instruction Staff of the Artillery School Jüterborg, until 11-11-1939. He was successively commander of the 29th Infantry Regiment, to 01-04-1941, Artillery Commander 104, to 01-01-1942 and Higher Commander of Greece, until 19-04-1943. Commander of the 312th Artillery Division to 01-05-1944 and landed in the Führer Reserve until 25-09-1944 and appointed as commander of Fortress Breslau until 31-01-1945  . He was again in the Führer Reserve until his Allied captivity on 08-05-1945.

Death and burial ground of Krause, Johannes “Hans”.

Hans Krause was released in June 1947 and lived in Krefeld where he at the old age of 84 died, on 15-02-1978. Krause is buried on the Hauptfriedhof of Krefeld, alas his gravestone is removed shortly. Close by the graves of three other WWII Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur van ThornEduard Klutmann Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Kommandeur 21th Panzer Division,  D-DayEdgar Feuchtinger and Waffen SS Gruppenführer, command of the 4th SS Polizei Division   Bernard Wünnenberg.

 

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