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Can Anybody ID This Heer RKT Generalmajor?
Old 01-26-2020, 09:28 AM   #1
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Good day gents,

I picked this image up from Voelander in December. Prior to that he tried unsuccessfully to ID him here on WAF so I thought I'd give it another go. I've scoured the internet and books trying to identify him, but no luck.

The picture is dated 1944 and I can't make out if the name above the date is the photographer or General.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

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Old 01-26-2020, 10:18 AM   #2
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It is Generalleutnant Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer.


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Old 01-26-2020, 12:27 PM   #3
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THANK YOU very much Jaime! I'm interested in knowing how you knew it was him? I searched for almost a month looking through countless portraits of Heer Generals and RKT.

Thanks again and best regards!!

Here's a career brief I found on: http://www.geocities.ws/orion47.geo/...YER_EUGEN.html

Generalleutnant Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer

Born: 20 Nov 1896 in Mainz
Died: 18 Mar 1979 in Bad Tölz (Buried in Wiesbaden)

Promotions:
Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier (27 Jan 1915); Fähnrich (01 Mar 1915); Leutnant (08 May 1915); Oberleutnant (31 Jul 1925); Hauptmann (01 Feb 1931); Major (18 Jan 1936); Oberstleutnant (01 Feb 1939); Oberst (01 Jan 1942); Generalmajor (01 Dec 1943); Generalleutnant (20 Jul 1944)

Career:
Entered Army Service (13 Aug 1914)
Fahnenjunker in the 117th Infantry-Regiment (13 Aug 1914-08 Oct 1914)
Transferred to the Regiment in the Field (08 Oct 1914-20 May 1915)
Detached to Fahnenjunker-Course in Döberitz (30 Nov 1914-15 Feb 1915)
Transferred into the 186th Infantry-Regiment (20 May 1915-07 Oct 1915)
Wounded, in Hospital (07 Oct 1915-12 Feb 1916)
Transferred into the I. Replacement-Battalion of the 168th Infantry-Regiment (12 Feb 1916-18 Mar 1916)
Transferred into the 186th Infantry-Regiment in the Field (18 Mar 1916-27 Jul 1916)
Adjutant of the III. Battalion of the 186th Infantry-Regiment (27 Jul 1916-15 Feb 1918)
Wounded, in Hospital (15 Feb 1918-08 Apr 1918)
Adjutant of the III. Battalion of the 186th Infantry-Regiment (08 Apr 1918-25 Apr 1918)
Wounded, in Hospital (25 Apr 1918-07 Jun 1918)
Adjutant of the III. Battalion of the 186th Infantry-Regiment (07 Jun 1918-26 Jul 1918)
Wounded, in Hospital (26 Jul 1918-03 Nov 1918)
Transferred into the I. Replacement-Battalion of the 168th Infantry-Regiment (03 Nov 1918-05 Apr 1919)
Transferred back into the 117th Infantry-Regiment (05 Apr 1919-07 Apr 1919)
Court-Officer of the 117th Infantry-Regiment (07 Apr 1919-16 Sep 1919)
Regiments-Adjutant of the 117th Infantry-Regiment (16 Sep 1919-00 Sep 1919)
Company-Leader in Freikorps Hessen (00 Sep 1919-11 Nov 1919)
Company-Chief in the 36th Reichswehr-Infantry-Regiment (11 Nov 1919-10 May 1920)
At the same time, Detached to MG-Courses at the Infantry-School in Wünsdorf (01 Jan 1920-04 Feb 1920)
Ordinance-Officer in the Staff of the 36th Reichswehr-Infantry-Regiment (10 May 1920-01 Jun 1920)
Transferred into the 22nd Reichswehr-Rifle-Regiment (01 Jun 1920-01 Oct 1920)
Transferred into the 15th Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1920-01 Jan 1921)
Transferred into the Training-Battalion of the 15th Infantry-Regiment (01 Jan 1921-01 Jan 1928)
Detached to Sports-Course with the 15th Infantry-Regiment (05 Dec 1921-18 Dec 1921)
Detached for Training as a Sports-Instructor at Wünsdorf (17 Jul 1922-15 Dec 1922)
Detached to Pioneer-Course at Gießen (21 Jan 1925-17 Feb 1925)
Detached to Weapons-School-Course at Dresden (01 Apr 1925-15 Aug 1925)
Company-Officer in the 12th (MG) Company of the 15th Infantry-Regiment (01 Jan 1928-01 Oct 1930)
Detached to Transport and Equipment Course with the 5th Transport-Battalion (21 May 1928-30 Jun 1928)
Company-Officer in the 13th (MG) Company of the 15th Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1930-01 Jan 1931)
Company-Chief in the 1st Infantry-Regiment (01 Jan 1931-01 Oct 1934)
Company-Chief in Infantry-Regiment Königsberg (01 Oct 1934-15 Oct 1935)
Squadron-Chief in the 1st Bicycle-Battalion (15 Oct 1935-06 Oct 1936)
Transferred into the Staff of the 29th Division (06 Oct 1936-10 Nov 1938)
Adjutant of Location-Commander Erfurt (10 Nov 1938-26 Aug 1939)
Commander of the II. Battalion of the 355th Infantry-Regiment (26 Aug 1939-16 Feb 1940)
Commander of the II. Battalion of the 630th Infantry-Regiment (16 Feb 1940-15 Mar 1940)
Commander of the I. Battalion of the 36th Infantry-Regiment (15 Mar 1940-17 Mar 1941)
Commander of the 379th Infantry-Regiment (17 Mar 1941-25 Apr 1943)
Führer-Reserve OKH (25 Apr 1943-10 Sep 1943)
At the same time, Detached to the 4th Division-Leaders-Course (03 May 1943-30 Jul 1943)
At the same time, Detached to Special-Staff A with the Chief of the General Staff of the Army (30 Jul 1943-10 Sep 1943)
Führer-Reserve, Army-Group South (10 Sep 1943-01 Oct 1943)
Delegated with the Leadership of the 258th Infantry-Division (01 Oct 1943-01 Dec 1943)
Commander of the 258th Infantry-Division (01 Dec 1943-05 Sep 1944)
Führer-reserve OKH – With the Army-Group South, Delegated with finding then repatriating the remainder of the 6th Army (05 Sep 1944-01 Oct 1944)
Commander of the 181st Infantry-Division (01 Oct 1944-15 May 1945)
In Yugoslav captivity (15 May 1945-00 Dec 1949)
Sentenced to Death based on Blackmailed admissions (00 Dec 1949-00 Jun 1950)
Sentenced commuted to 18 years imprisonment (00 Jun 1950-22 May 1952)
Granted Amnesty, released and returned to Germany (22 May 1952)

Decorations & Awards:
- Ritterkreuz (714): am 14.12.1941 als Oberstleutnant und Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 379
- 1914 EK I: 13.08.1916
- 1914 EK II: 05.10.1915
- Grossherzoglich Hessische Tapferkeitsmedaille: 17.10.1915
- Grossherzoglich Hessisches Kriegsehrenzeichen in Eisen: 22.08.1917
- Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Gold: 28.06.1918
- Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer 1914/1918: 15.01.1935
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis II. Klasse: 02.10.1936
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung I. Klasse
- Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
- Spange zum EK I: 16.06.1940
- Spange zum EK II: 27.01.1940
- Finn. Freiheitskreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern: 23.09.1941
- Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/1942”: 22.08.1942
- Wehrmachtbericht: 15.02.1944
- Verdienstkreuz I. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: 00.00.1968
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Old 01-26-2020, 12:41 PM   #4
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Well, I could no tell you, Bob. I guess I am good at it.


Here you haver another photo of him. Judge for yourself, mate!





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Old 01-26-2020, 02:32 PM   #5
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Unquestionably him. Thanks again Jaime

Best regards!

Bob



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Well, I could no tell you, Bob. I guess I am good at it.


Here you haver another photo of him. Judge for yourself, mate!





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Old 01-30-2020, 03:15 PM   #6
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I totally agree. I have a signed war time photo of him I purchased in the 1970's. Tom
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