(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

General der Artillerie Christian Hansen
Born: 10 Apr 1885 in Schleswig
Died: 07 Aug 1972 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Promotions:
Fähnrich (14 Nov 1903); Leutnant (18 Aug 1904); Oberleutnant (18 Aug 1912); Hauptmann (08 Nov 1914); Major (01 Feb 1926); Oberstleutnant (01 Dec 1930); Oberst (01 Apr 1933); Generalmajor (01 Apr 1936); Generalleutnant (01 Mar 1938); General der Infanterie (01 Jun 1940)
Career:
Entered Army Service (01 Mar 1903)
Fahnenjunker in the Schleswig-Holstein 9th Foot-Artillery-Regiment, Fortress Ehrenbreitstein by Koblenz (01 May 1903-01 Oct 1908)
Detached to the Military Technical Academy (01 Oct 1906-01 Oct 1908)
At the same time, Detached to Course at the Foot Artillery School (01 Sep 1907-29 Sep 1907)
Transferred to the Instruction-Battalion of the Foot Artillery Firing School (01 Oct 1908-01 Oct 1909)
Transferred back into the 9th Foot-Artillery-Regiment (01 Oct 1909-01 Apr 1914)
Detached to the War Academy, Berlin (01 Oct 1910-21 Jul 1913)
Detached to the Grand General Staff (01 Apr 1914-17 Aug 1914)
Auxiliary-Officer with the Representatives of the Chief of Field Railway Matters, at the outbreak of war General-Staff-Officer with 6th Army (17 Aug 1914-19 Sep 1914)
Transferred into the General-Staff of Army-Detachment Strantz (19 Sep 1914-25 Jan 1915)
Auxiliary-Officer with Army High Command 10; General-Staff-Officer in the Staff of the 33rd Reserve-Division; in the General-Staff of Special-Purpose-General-Command 58 (25 Jan 1915-14 Mar 1917)
Transferred into the Operations-Department of the Grand Headquarters (14 Mar 1917-1919)
Transferred into the General-Staff of the Government Thorn (1919-15 Feb 1920)
General-Staff-Officer in the Staff of Infantry-Leader 2 (15 Feb 1920-27 Jul 1920)
Transferred into the RWM (27 Jul 1920-01 Oct 1920)
Transferred to the Staff of 6th Division (01 Oct 1920-13 Jul 1922)
Chief of 3rd Battery of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment, Stettin (13 Jul 1922-01 Feb 1925)
Chief of Operations (Ia) in the Staff of 1st Division (01 Feb 1925-15 Oct 1925)
Detached to the Staff of the Naval-Station of the Baltic Sea, Kiel (15 Oct 1925-01 Nov 1925)
Transferred to the General-Staff of Group-Command 2 (01 Nov 1925-1926)
With Military-District-Command VI (1926-01 Oct 1928)
Tactics-Instructor at the Infantry-School Dresden (01 Oct 1928-1928)
With the Staff of III. Battalion of the 2nd Artillery-Regiment, Itzehoe (1928-1930)
Detached to Combat-School-Course (22 Oct 1929-30 Oct 1929)
In the Staff of Group-Command 1, Berlin (1930-01 Apr 1930)
Army-Liason-Officer Hamburg (01 Apr 1930-01 Oct 1930)
While retaining previous position, transferred into the 5th Artillery-Regiment (01 Oct 1930-01 Oct 1932)
Detached to Firing Course for Artillery Officers (02 Oct 1931-29 Oct 1931)
Course-Director at the Artillery-School Jüterbog (01 Oct 1932-01 Oct 1933)
Commander of the 1st Artillery-Regiment, Königsberg, Insterburg and Allenstein (01 Oct 1933-06 Oct 1936)
Commander of the 25th Division, Ludwigsburg (06 Oct 1936-15 Oct 1939)
Commanding General of X. Army-Corps (15 Oct 1939-30 Oct 1943)
Delegated with the Leadership of 16th Army (30 Oct 1943-04 Nov 1943)
Commander-in-Chief of 16th Army (04 Nov 1943-03 Jul 1944)
Taken ill (03 Jul 1944-15 Jul 1944)
Führer-Reserve OKH (15 Jul 1944-31 Dec 1944)
Retired (31 Dec 1944)

Awards & Decorations:
- Ritterkreuz: am 03.08.1941 als General der Artillerie und Kommandierender General des X. Armee-Korps
- Deutsches Kreuz in Gold: am 02.04.1943 als General der Artillerie und Kommandierender General des X. Armee-Korps
- RK des Kgl. Preuss. Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern
- 1914 EK I
- 1914 EK II
- Kgl. Bayer. Militär-Verdienstorden IV. Klasse mit Schwertern
- RK I. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens mit Schwertern
- Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse
- k.u.k. Österr. Militär-Verdienstkreuz III. Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration
- Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
- Spange zum EK I
- Spange zum EK II


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