Hans Bergen

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Hans Bergen
Born 5 March 1890
Munich
Died 17 February 1957(1957-02-17) (aged 66)
Landshut
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–1919
1935–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 323. Infanterie-Division
299. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Hans Bergen (5 March 1890 – 17 February 1957) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Hans Bergen was captured in 1945 by the Western Allies and was released in 1947

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Max Mühlmann
Commander of 323. Infanterie-Division
10 January 1942 - 5 November 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Viktor Koch
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Viktor Koch
Commander of 299. Infanterie-Division
5 November 1942 - 3 May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ralph Graf von Oriola