Kurt Heyser

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Kurt Heyser
Born 27 August 1894
Braunschweig
Died 20 April 1974(1974-04-20) (aged 79)
Bremen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1919
1935–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 47
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Kurt Heyser (27 August 1894 – 20 April 1974) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Kurt Heyser was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 187.

References[edit]

  • 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
Generalmajor Otto Roettig
Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 47
1 November 1939 – 15 July 1941
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Albert Latz