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Bleyer, Eugen-Heinrich

Date of birth:
November 20th, 1896 (Mainz/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
March 18th, 1979 (Bad Tölz/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
December 1st, 1943: Generalmajor;
July 20th, 1944: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1914: Armee;
August 26th, 1939 - February 16th, 1940: Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 355;
March 15th, 1940 - March 16th, 1941: Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 36;
March 17th, 1941 - April 25th, 1943: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 379;
December 1st, 1943 - September 5th, 1944: Kommandeur 258. Infanterie-Division;
Ocotber 1st, 1944 - May 15th, 1945: Kommandeur 181. Infanterie-Division;
May 15th, 1945 - May 22nd, 1952: Yougoslavian POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 379, 169. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1941
Awarded for distinguishing himself on the Arctic front in 1941. Particularly noteworthy was his intervention near Keinuvaara during the battle of Salla as well as during the later envelopment battles at Kulantoinvaara, Alakurtti and Gora Lyssaja.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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