Franz Beyer (general)

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Dr. jur. Franz Beyer
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Dr.jur. Franz Beyer
Born 27 May 1892
Bautzen
Died 15 October 1968(1968-10-15) (aged 76)
Bad Wiessee
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kaiserliche Marine
Heer
Years of service 1911–19
1935–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 331. Infanterie-Division
44. Infanterie-Division
XVII. Armeekorps
LVII. Panzer-Korps
V. Armeekorps
XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps
LXXX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Dr. jur. Franz Beyer[Note 1] (27 May 1892 – 15 October 1968) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held commands at the divisional and corps levels. He was also 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. Franz Beyer was captured in 1945 and was released in 1947.

In 1956 he was co-publisher of the political journal Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik (Papers for German and international politics).[citation needed]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Law is abbreviated as Dr. iur. (Doctor iuris) or Dr. jur. (Doctor juris).

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 112.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Blätter für Deutsche und internationale Politik, 12/2006, p. 1462

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Hengen
Commander of 331. Infanterie-Division
30 December 1941 – 22 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl-Ludwig Rhein
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich-Anton Deboi
Commander of 44. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1943 – 1 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. rer. pol. Friedrich Franek
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Hans Kreysing
Commander of XVII. Armeekorps
27 April 1944 – 25 May 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Hans Kreysing
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Kirchner
Commander of LVII. Panzer-Korps
25 May 1944 – 2 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Kirchner
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller
Commander of V. Armeekorps
2 June 1944 – July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Kurt Wäger
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann
Commander of XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps
26 July 1944 – 4 August 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Curt Gallenkamp
Commander of LXXX. Armeekorps
7 August 1944 – 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
none