Heinz-Georg Lemm

Heinz-Georg Lemm

Heinz-Georg Lemm
Born (1919-06-01)1 June 1919
Died 17 November 1994(1994-11-17) (aged 75)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberst (Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit 12. ID
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron 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 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.




  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Berger 1999, p. 181.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 275.
  3. 1 2 Thomas 1998, p. 22.
  4. 1 2 3 Scherzer 2007, p. 501.
  5. 1 2 Berger 1999, p. 183.


  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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