Hans Graf

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Hans Graf
Hans Graf II.jpeg
Birth date 1889
Place of birth German Empire
Allegiance  German Empire
 National Socialist Germany
Service/branch War and service flag of Prussia (1895–1918).png Prussian Army
Iron Cross of the Luftstreitkräfte.png Imperial German Army
Freikorps Flag.jpg Freikorps
Balkenkreuz.jpg Heer
Rank Hauptmann
Battles/wars World War I, World War II
Awards Iron Cross
House Order of Hohenzollern
War Merit Cross

Hans Graf (1889–????) was a highly decorated officer and knight of the rare Military Karl-Friedrich Merit Order of the Grand Duchy of Baden.


Hans Graf joined the 2. Badisches Grenadier-Regiment „Kaiser Wilhelm I.“ Nr. 110, was promoted to Unteroffizier and then to Fähnrich (Officer cadet) on 19 July 1913. In 1914, he was promoted to Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant), his patent was backdated to 23 December 1912.[1] Graf took part in WWI with distinction, was wounded at least three times and was well decorated. On 20 May 1917, he was promoted to Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant). After serving with the Freikorps (Grenzschutz Ost), he was discharged from military service and received the Charakter als Hauptmann (Captain).


Graf was apparently reactivated for WWII as Hauptmann z. V., precise information about this is not available.

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