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Hans-Georg Herzog
Born (1912-09-10)10 September 1912
Died 20 July 1959(1959-07-20) (aged 46)
Place of birth Grottkau
Place of death Gelsenkirchen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1935
Rank Oberstleutnant der Reserve
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 14
5. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans-Georg Herzog (10 September 1912 – 20 July 1959) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 5th Panzer Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans-Georg Herzog was captured by Soviet forces in 1945, near Danzig during the East Prussian Offensive. He was held as a POW until 1955.

Awards and decorations


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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