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Hans Teusen
Born (1917-07-26)26 July 1917
Died 11 February 2011(2011-02-11) (aged 93)
Place of birth Salz
Place of death Bad Neuenahr
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1945
1956–1977
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Unit Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2
Commands held Luftlandebrigade 25
12. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Teusen (26 July 1917 – 11 February 2011) was a highly decorated Major in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and a Generalmajor in the Bundeswehr. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 341.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Schiffer Military. ISBN 0-88740-749-8.
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Hans-Gotthard Pestke
Commander of Luftlandebrigade 25
April 1965 – September 1969
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans Duijkers
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gerd Kobe
Commander of 12. Panzer-Division (Bundeswehr)
1 October 1971 – 30 September 1973
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Paul-Georg Kleffel


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