Hans-Georg Leyser

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Hans-Georg Leyser
Born16 June 1896
Died18 April 1980(1980-04-18) (aged 83)
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Years of service1914–45
Commands held29th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Georg Leyser (16 June 1896 – 18 April 1980) was a general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 29. Infanterie-Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Leyser surrendered on 31 January 1943 during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 237.


  • 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
Generalmajor Max Fremerey
Commander of 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
25 September 1941 - 31 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Fries