Kreysing, Hans

Date of birth:
August 17th, 1890 (Göttingen, Germany)
Date of death:
April 14th, 1969 (Oldenburg/Niedersachsen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 16, 22. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
Details:
Awarding date according to the awarding document.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka miekkojen kera (VR 1 mk)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1943
Details:
183rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Gebirgstruppe (Lieutenant General of Mountain Forces)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, XVII. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1944
Details:
63rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1944
Action:
In heavy fighting around Nikopol in the period between November 5th, 1943 and February 15th, 1944, divisions from the Eastmark, Bavaria, Rhineland-Pfalz, Saxonia, Mecklenburg, Pommerania and east Prussia, commanded by General der Bergtruppen Schörner and the generals Brandenberger, Mieth and Kreysing have thwarted, in defence and attack, fierce attempts at break through by the Bolshevists and inflicted heavy casualties on them. 1.754 tanks, 533 artillery pieces, countless other weapens and military equipment were either captured or destroyed and 56 enemy aircraft were downed by infantry weapons.
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