Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer

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Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer
Born 20 November 1896
Died 18 March 1979(1979-03-18) (aged 82)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 258. Infanterie-Division
181. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer (20 November 1896 – 18 March 1979) was a German general during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Bleyer surrendered to the Yugoslavian troops in May 1945. In 1949 he was sentenced to death, but his sentence was changed to 18 years imprisonment and he was released in 1952.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 115.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hanskurt Höcker
Commander of 258th Infantry Division
1 October 1943 – 4 September 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Rudolf Hielscher
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Fischer
Commander of 181st Infantry Division
1 October 1944 – May 1945
Succeeded by