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Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer
Born 20 November 1896
Died 18 March 1979(1979-03-18) (age 41)
Place of birth Mainz
Place of death Bad Tölz
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 258. Infanterie-Division
181. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer (20 November 1896 – 18 March 1979) 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. Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer was captured by 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 decorationsEdit


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 115.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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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

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