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 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–35
1939–45
Rank Oberstleutnant der Reserve
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 der Reserve 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. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  2. ^ 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 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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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