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Hans-Georg Leyser
Born (1896-06-16)June 16, 1896
Died 18 April 1980(1980-04-18) (aged 83)
Place of birth Morin
Place of death Hannover
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Georg Leyser (16 June 1896 – 18 April 1980) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 29. Infanterie-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans-Georg Leyser surrendered on 31 January 1943 during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 237.
Bibliography
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Max Fremerey
Commander of 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
25 September 1941 - 31 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Fries

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