Hermann Geyer

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Hermann Geyer
Born 7 July 1882
Stuttgart
Died 10 April 1946(1946-04-10) (aged 63)
near Wildsee
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1900–1943
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held V. Armeekorps
IX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hermann Geyer (7 July 1882 – 10 April 1946) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the IX. Armeekorps. 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. Hermann Geyer retired in 1943 and committed suicide in 1946.

Awards and decorations[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 163.
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
None
Commander of V Armeekorps
16 May 1935 - 30 April 1939
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Richard Ruoff
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Friedrich Dollmann
Commander of IX Armeekorps
25 October 1939 - 31 December 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Hans Schmidt