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Hans Kreysing

German general
The basics
Occupation Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Date of death Apr 14, 1969 Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Awards Third Class Military Merit Cross, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Authority VIAF id
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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