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Heinz-Georg Lemm
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Heinz-Georg Lemm
Born (1919-06-01)1 June 1919
Died 17 November 1994(1994-11-17) (aged 75)
Place of birth Schwerin
Place of death Ruppichteroth
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945, 1957–1979
Rank Oberst (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit 12. ID
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany
Other work Bundeswehr

Heinz-Georg Lemm (1 June 1919 – 17 November 1994) was a German soldier who fought in the 12th Infantry Division during World War II and later served in the Bundeswehr, the post-war West German armed forces. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade, the Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or outstanding military leadership. Lemm was born in Schwerin and died in Ruppichteroth.

Bundeswehr[edit | edit source]

In 1957 Heinz-Georg Lemm joined the Bundeswehr and commanded the 7th Panzergrenadier-Brigade of the 3rd Panzer-Division in Hamburg until 1963, when he was promoted to Brigadegeneral. In 1970 he was promoted to Generalmajor and commanded the 5th Panzer-Division in Diez. Promoted further in 1974, he was named Chief of the Troop Office of the Bundeswehr, with the rank of Generalleutnant.

He was awarded the Great Cross of Merit with Star and the Legion of Merit and retired on 30 September 1979.

Awards[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Berger 2000, p. 181.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 275.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thomas 1998, p. 22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Scherzer 2007, p. 501.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Berger 2000, p. 183.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges (With oak leaves and swords: the highest decorated soldiers of World War II). Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5. (German)
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (The holders of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, 1939–1945). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5. (German)
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. (2001) Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (The German Cross 1941–1945: History and holders, vol. 2). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X. (German)
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2004). Eichenlaubträger 1940 - 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe II Ihlefeld - Primozic (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 3-932381-21-1.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2300-3.
  • Williamson, Gordon (2006). Knight's Cross, Oak-Leaves and Swords Recipients 1941-45. Osprey Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84176-643-7.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Joachim von Hopffgarten
Commander of 5. Panzer-Division (Bundeswehr)
10 September 1970 – 15 January 1974
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Kurt von der Osten
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hubert Sonneck
Chief of Truppenamt of the Bundeswehr
1 April 1974 – 30 September 1979
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Horst Wenner



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