Hans-Walter Heyne

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Hans-Walter Heyne-Hedersleben
Born 10 January 1894
Hanover
Died 29 August 1967(1967-08-29) (aged 73)
Schloß Bodenengern
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1930)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–30
1933–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 82. Infanterie-Division
6. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Walter Heyne-Hedersleben (10 January 1894 – 29 August 1967) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Hans-Walter Heyne was captured by Soviet troops in June 1944 during the Bobruysk Offensive and was released in October 1955.

Family[edit]

Hans-Walther Heyne, was member of the cloisterestate owner family in Hedersleben, that his Brother, the Colonel Friedrich Adolf Heyne-Hedersleben inherited. He was son of Dr.jur Adolf Friedrich Eduard Heyne-Hedersleben, owner of the Radaxdorf Estate, next to Leuthen, and Wally Marie von Willich. Hans-Walther married Elisabeth Mummy daughter of Ludolf Hieronymus Mummy, owner of a Shipping Company in Bremen an the Estates Coppenbruegge, Burg next to Herrenhausen, Bisperode, Harderode and Neuhaus and his Wife, Maria Louise von Kapff. (Second marriage Freya Sophie Georgine von Linsingen). Hans-Walther spent his retirement on the family estate Wasserschloß Bodenengern, were he is also buried.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 187.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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. 
  • 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
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