Le Suire, von, Karl Hans Maximilian

Date of birth:
November 8th, 1898 (Unterwössen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 18th, 1954 (Stalingrad, USSR)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Died in Russian captivity near Stalingrad, Soviet Union.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes (1a) 30. Infanteriedivision / 8. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes (1a) 30. Infanteriedivision / 8. Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 11th, 1940
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Lieutenant-colonel to the General Staff)
Unit:
Ia, Gebirgs-Korps Norwegen, Heer
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1941
Details:
Awarded with swords.
Vapaudenristin 2.luokka (VR 2)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes (1a) Gebirgs-Korps Norwegen
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
Kubanschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Gebirgstruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXIX.Gebirgskorps
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Gebirgstruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXIX.Gebirgskorps
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Korps in late 1944. This unit fought on the Carpathian front during this time, defending against the Soviet offensive launched against the Armeegruppe Heinrici starting in September 1944. However the Germans were consistently able to clean up Soviet penetrations with successful counterattacks, with the result that after five weeks of hard fighting the Soviet offensive was suspended. General der Gebirgstruppe von Le Suire had played a major role in this achievement through the employment of his tactical and operational talents, and was for this decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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