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Heinz-Georg Lemm

Heinz-Georg Lemm German general

German general
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Intro German general
Countries Germany
Occupations Military personnel
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 1 June 1919 (Schwerin)
Death 17 November 1994 (Ruppichteroth)
Heinz-Georg Lemm
The details

Heinz-Georg Lemm (1 June 1919 – 17 November 1994) was a German soldier who served in the 12th Infantry Division of Nazi Germany during World War II and later served in the Bundeswehr of West Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
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; he retired in 1979.


  • Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
  • Close Combat Clasp in Silver
  • Tank Destruction Badge for Individual Combatants
  • German Cross in Gold on 19 December 1941 as Oberleutnant in the 2./Infanterie-Regiment 27
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (6 October 1939) & 1st Class (31 December 1940)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 14 April 1943 as Hauptmann and commander of I./Füsilier-Regiment 27
    • Oak Leaves on 11 July 1944 as Major and commander of I./Füsilier-Regiment 27
    • Swords on 15 March 1945 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Füsilier-Regiment 27
  • Great Cross of Merit with Star
  • Legion of Merit
  • ^ Berger 1999, p. 181.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 275.
  • Thomas 1998, p. 22.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 501.
  • ^ Berger 1999, p. 183.

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