Franz Beyer (general)

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Franz Beyer
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Franz Beyer
Born 27 May 1892
Bautzen, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
Died 15 October 1968(1968-10-15) (aged 76)
Bad Wiessee, Bavaria, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kaiserliche Marine
Heer
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held XVII. Armeekorps
LVII. Panzer-Korps
V. Armeekorps
XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps
LXXX. Armeekorps
Battles/wars
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz Beyer (27 May 1892 – 15 October 1968) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held commands at the divisional and corps levels. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Thomas & Wegmann 1987, p. 467.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 220.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 
  • Blätter für Deutsche und internationale Politik, 12/2006, p. 1462
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Hengen
Commander of 331. Infanterie-Division
30 December 1941 – 22 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl-Ludwig Rhein
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich-Anton Deboi
Commander of 44. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1943 – 1 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. rer. pol. Friedrich Franek
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Hans Kreysing
Commander of XVII. Armeekorps
27 April 1944 – 25 May 1944
Succeeded by
General der Gebirgstruppen Hans Kreysing
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Kirchner
Commander of LVII. Panzer-Korps
25 May 1944 – 2 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Kirchner
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller
Commander of V. Armeekorps
2 June 1944 – July 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Kurt Wäger
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann
Commander of XXXXIX. Gebirgskorps
26 July 1944 – 4 August 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Curt Gallenkamp
Commander of LXXX. Armeekorps
7 August 1944 – 28 April 1945
Succeeded by
none