Lindemann, Georg Heinrich

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1884 (Osterburg/Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
September 25th, 1963 (Freudenstadt/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 9th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on July 28th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 36.Infanterie-Division / VII.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for the successes of his 36. Infanterie-Division during the Battle of France. The Division was the successful spearhead of German forces near Zweibrücken and in the attack through Luxembourg and southern Belgium. Lindemann and his men broke through the Maginot Line near Douzy, and on 14.06.1940 captured the Hills 304 and “Dead Man”, leading to the unexpectedly swift seizure of Verdun.
Details:
162nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1942
Action:
Under the leadership of General of the Cavalry Lindemann, troops of the Army and Waffen-SS, including Spanish, Dutch and Flemish volunteer units, excellently supported by the Air Fleet of Colonel-General Keller, after months of bitter fighting under difficult weather and terrain conditions, these hostile armies, were first sealed off from their communication and supply lines, then crowded together more and more, and today finally destroyed.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1943
Details:
Awarded with swords.
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka rintatähtineen (VR 1 rt)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1943
Action:
In the third battle south of Lake Ladoga, German troops standing under the command of Field Marshal Küchler, Colonel General Lindemann and General of Infantry Wöhler, supported by Air Force organizations led by the Luftwaffe General Korten, in the period of 22 July to 6 August have heroically thwarted the assault of the 8th and 67th Soviet army and prevented the breakthrough intentions of the enemy.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the 18. Armee during the fighting south of Lake Ladoga in 1942/43.
Details:
275th Award

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