Hans-Walter Heyne

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Hans-Walter Heyne-Hedersleben
Born 10 January 1894
Died 29 August 1967(1967-08-29) (aged 73)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 82nd Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Bobruysk Offensive
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Walter Heyne-Hedersleben (10 January 1894 – 29 August 1967) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Heyne surrendered to the Soviet troops in June 1944 during the Bobruysk Offensive. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 187.


  • 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 Karl Faulenbach
Commander of 82. Infanterie-Division
15 March 1943 – April 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-August Weinknecht
Commander of 82. Infanterie-Division
May 1943 – 1 June 1944
Succeeded by
Unit disbanded after heavy losses
Preceded by
Oberst Günther Klammt
Commander of 6. Infanterie-Division
1 June 1944 – 30 June 1944
Succeeded by
Unit Disbanded