Hanns Heise

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Hanns Horst Heise
Born 1 February 1913
Treuenbrietzen
Died 18 May 1992(1992-05-18) (aged 79)
Cologne
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Reichsmarine
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–45
1956–71
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr)
Commands held I./KG 76
IV./KG 76
KG 51
KG 2
KG 40
KG 30
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hanns Horst Heise (1 February 1913 – 18 May 1992) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 179.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Robert von Sichart
Gruppenkommandeur of I./KG 76
? – March 1942
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Hauptmann Gerhard Kröchel
Gruppenkommandeur of IV./KG 76
March 1942 – 9 May 1943
Succeeded by
Major Günter Beyer
Preceded by
Major Egbert von Frankenberg und Proschlitz
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 51
9 May 1943 – 25 February 1944
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Wolf Dietrich Meister
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Karl Kessel
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 2
25 February 1944 – April 1944
Succeeded by
Major Wilhelm Rath
Preceded by
Oberst Rupprecht Heyn
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 40
November 1944 – February 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Oberst Bernhard Jope
Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 30
February 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
None