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Hans Kreysing

Hans Kreysing

German general
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German general
Countries Germany
Occupations Military personnel
Gender male
Birth August 17, 1890 (Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Death April 14, 1969 (Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany)
Hans Kreysing
The details

Hans Kreysing (17 August 1890 – 14 April 1969) was a German general who commanded the 3rd Mountain Division and the 8th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.


  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) II. and I. Class (24 November 1939)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 29 May 1940 as Oberst and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 16
    • 183rd Oak Leaves on 20 January 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 3. Gebirgs-Division
    • 63rd Swords on 13 April 1944 as General der Gebirgstruppe and commanding general of the XVII. Armeekorps
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