Hans-Georg Herzog

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Hans-Georg Herzog
Born (1912-09-10)10 September 1912
Grottkau
Died 20 July 1959(1959-07-20) (aged 46)
Gelsenkirchen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–35
1939–45
Rank Oberstleutnant of the Reserves
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 14
5. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans-Georg Herzog (10 September 1912 – 20 July 1959) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 5th Panzer Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans-Georg Herzog was captured by Soviet forces in 1945, near Danzig during the East Prussian Offensive. He was held as a POW until 1955.

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas 1997, p. 276.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 182.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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