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Hans Kreysing

Hans Kreysing
Born (1890-08-17)17 August 1890
Göttingen
Died 14 April 1969(1969-04-14) (aged 78)
Oldenburg
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–45
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 3. Gebirgs-Division, 8. Armee
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Other work Red Cross

Hans Kreysing (17 August 1890 – 14 April 1969) was a German general who commanded the 3. Gebirgs-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Dates of rank

23 February 1909 Fahnenjunker
18 October 1909 Fähnrich
22 September 1910 Leutnant
25 February 1915 Oberleutnant
27 January 1919 Hauptmann
1 February 1931 Major
1 July 1934 Oberstleutnant
1 August 1936 Oberst
1 July 1940 Generalmajor
1 July 1942 Generalleutnant
1 November 1943 General der Gebirgstruppe

Awards

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
18 February 1944 In den schweren Kämpfen im Raum von Nikopol haben ostmärkische, bayerische, rheinisch-westfälische, sächsische, mecklenburgische, pommersche und ostpreußische Division unter dem Befehl des Generals der Gebirgstruppen Schörner und der Generale Brandenberger, Mieth und Kreysing in der Zeit vom 5. November 1943 bis 15 Februar 1944 in Angriff und Abwehr starke Durchbruchsversuche der Bolschewisten mit blanker Waffe verhindert und ihnen hohe Verluste zugefügt. Dabei wurden 1754 Panzer, 533 Geschütze, zahlreiche andere Waffen und sonstiges Kriegsgerät erbeutet oder vernichtet und 56 feindliche Flugzeuge durch Infanteriewaffen abgeschossen.[6] In the heavy fighting in the area of Nikopol have the Ostmark, Bavaria, Rhineland-Westphalia, Saxony, Mecklenburg, Pomerania and East Prussia Division under the command of the General of Mountain Troops Schörner and the generals Brandenberger, Mieth and Kreysing in the time frame of 5 November 1943 to 15 February 1944 in offensive and defensive actions, prevented Bolsheviks attempts to break through with cold steel and inflicted heavy losses. Thereby have been captured or destroyed. 1754 tanks, 533 guns, many other weapons and other military equipment, 56 enemy aircraft have been shot down by infantry weapons.

Notes

  1. ^ According to Scherzer on 29 May 1940.[3]

References

Citations
  1. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 410.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 274.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 475.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 43.
  6. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 37.
Bibliography

External links

  • Hans Kreysing @ historic.de
  • Hans Kreysing @ lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Julius Ringel
Commander of 3. Gebirgs-Division
23 October 1940 – 10 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Egbert Picker
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Erich Brandenberger
Commander of XVII. Armeekorps
1 November 1943 – 27 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Franz Beyer
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Franz Beyer
Commander of XVII. Armeekorps
25 May 1944 – 28 December 1944
Succeeded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Otto Wöhler
Commander of 8. Armee
28 December 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none


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