Heinz-Georg Lemm

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Heinz-Georg Lemm
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Heinz-Georg Lemm
Born (1919-06-01)1 June 1919
Schwerin
Died 17 November 1994(1994-11-17) (aged 75)
Ruppichteroth
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945, 1957–1979
Rank Oberst (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit 12. ID
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
Other work Bundeswehr

Heinz-Georg Lemm (1 June 1919–17 November 1994) was a German soldier who fought in the 12th Infantry Division during World War II and later served in the Bundeswehr, the post-war West German armed forces. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade, the Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or outstanding military leadership.

Lemm was born in Schwerin and died in Ruppichteroth.

Bundeswehr[edit]

In 1957 Heinz-Georg Lemm joined the Bundeswehr and commanded the 7th Panzergrenadier-Brigade of the 3rd Panzer-Division in Hamburg until 1963, when he was promoted to Brigadegeneral. In 1970 he was promoted to Generalmajor and commanded the 5th Panzer-Division in Diez. Promoted further in 1974, he was named Chief of the Troop Office of the Bundeswehr, with the rank of Generalleutnant.

He was awarded the Great Cross of Merit with Star and the Legion of Merit and retired on 30 September 1979.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e Berger 2000, p. 181.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 275.
  3. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 22.
  4. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 501.
  5. ^ a b Berger 2000, p. 183.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • 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. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2004). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe II Ihlefeld - Primozic [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color II Ihlefeld - Primozic] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-21-8. 
  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • Williamson, Gordon (2006). Knight's Cross, Oak-Leaves and Swords Recipients 1941–45. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84176-643-0. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Joachim von Hopffgarten
Commander of 5. Panzer-Division (Bundeswehr)
10 September 1970 – 15 January 1974
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Kurt von der Osten
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hubert Sonneck
Chief of Truppenamt of the Bundeswehr
1 April 1974 – 30 September 1979
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Horst Wenner