Schweppenburg, Freiherr Geyr von, Leo

Date of birth:
March 2nd, 1886 (Potsdam/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
January 27th, 1974 (Irschenhausen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
August 22nd, 1904: Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter;
October, 19th, 1905: Leutnant;
April 18th, 1913: Oberleutnant;
January 27th, 1915: Rittmeister;
April 1st, 1925: Major mit RDA vom 1-2-1925 (10a);
February 1st, 1930: Oberstleutnant (2);
October 1st, 1932: Oberst (15);
September 1st, 1935: Generalmajor (1);
October 1st, 1937: Generalleutnant (1);
April 1st, 1940: General der Panzertruppen (2).

Career:
Spetember 1st, 1939: Kdr. 3.Panzer-Division;
February 15th, 1940: Kom. Gen. XXIV. A.K.;
April 1st, 1942: Führer-Reserve OKH;
July 20th, 1942: Kom. Gen. XXXX. Pz.K.;
October 1st, 1942: Führer-Reserve OKH;
February 1st, 1943: Kdt. z. Chef Ausb. Wesen i.Ers.Heer;
February 21st, 1943: mdFb LXXXVI. A.K.;
April 1st, 1943: St. d. Heeres-Gruppe D;
May 20th, 1943: Gen.d.Pz.Tr. OB West;
August 5th, 1943: Kom. Gen. LVIII. Res.Pz.K.;
December 26th, 1943: Gen.d.Pz.Tr. OB West;
January 1st, 1944: mdFb Pz.Gruppe West;
April 20th, 1944: OB Pz.Gruppe West;
July 2nd, 1944: General d.Pz.Tr. West;
August 7th, 1944: Insp.d.Pz.Tr.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen (Lieutenant-General of Armoured Forces)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, XXIV. Armeekorps (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
mit der Kriegsdekoration.
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse

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