Beyer, Dr.jur., Franz (WH-Inf.Rgt. 131)
- Date of birth:
- May 27th, 1892 (Bautzen/Saxony, Germany)
- Date of death:
- October 15th, 1968 (Bad Wiessee/Bavaria, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, Third Reich)
January 21st, 1943: Generalleutnant;
July 1st, 1944: General der Infanterie.
1911: Kaiserliche Marine;
March 31st, 1919: Resigned;
1919 - 1935: Polizei;
April 1st, 1939 - December 30th, 1941: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 131;
January 1942 - February 1943: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 331;
March 1st, 1943 - December 31st, 1943: Kommandeur infanterie-Regiment 44 "Hoch und Deutschmeister";
June 2nd, 1944 - July 1st, 1944: Führer V. Armeekorps;
July 26th, 1944 - August 6th, 1944: Führer XXXXIX. Armeekorps;
August 7th, 1944 - May 8th, 1945: Kommandeur LXXX. Armeekorps;
1945 - 1947: POW.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 131, 44. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- September 12th, 1941
The following wartime excerpt describes why Beyer was awarded the Knight’s Cross…
“Oberst Dr. Beyer rendered extraordinary achievements on the 22. and 23.06.1941 . After successfully forcing a crossing over the Bug river he and his Regiment became the first to penetrate into the enemy bunker position near Janow. By doing so they played a major role in facilitating the Division’s breakthrough of the Russian border fortifications.”
- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück, 1987.