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8.SS-Kavallerie-Division "Florian Geyer"


Lineage

  • SS-Kavallerie-Brigade
  • SS-Kavallerie-Division
  • 8.SS-Kavallerie-Division
  • 8.SS-Kavallerie-Division "Florian Geyer"

Traditions

This unit was named after the Franconian Knight Florian Geyer who lived from 1490 to 1525. He is known for being a supporter of Martin Luther and a leader in the Peasant Wars of 1522-1525.

Commanders

Brigadeführer Gustav Lombard, 3.??.42 - 4.??.42
Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, 4.??.42 - 8.??.42
Obergruppenführer Willi Bittrich, 8.??.42 - 2.15.43
Brigadeführer Fritz Freitag, 2.15.43 - 4.20.43
Brigadeführer Gustav Lombard, 4.20.43 - 5.14.43
Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, 5.14.43 - 9.13.43
Gruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach, 9.13.43 - 10.22.43
Gruppenführer Herman Fegelein, 10.22.43 - 1.01.44
Gruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach, 1.01.44 - 4.14.44
Brigadeführer Gustav Lombard, 4.14.44 - 7.01.44
Brigadeführer Joachim Rumohr, 7.01.44 - 2.11.45

War Service

Date Corps Army Army Group Area
10.42 LIX - Mitte Smolensk
11.42 Reserve 9. Armee Mitte Rzhev
12.42 XXX 9. Armee Mitte Rzhev
1.43 - 2.43 XXXXI 9. Armee Mitte Rzhev
3.43 XXXXVII 2. Pz. Armee Mitte Orel
4.43 - 5.43 refreshing - - Bobruisk
6.43 - 8.43 anti-partisan duties - - -
9.43 XXXXII 8. Armee Süd Dnjepr
10.43 LVII 1. Pz. Armee Süd Dnjepr
11.43 - 12.43 XXII occupation duties - Hungary
1.44 - 3.44 - occupation duties - Hungary
4.44 reorganising - - Esseg (Croatia)
5.44 - 7.44 reorganising - - Esseg (Croatia)
8.44 reorganising Bevollmächtiger General Ungarn - -
9.44 Siebenbürgen 6. Armee Südukraine Siebenbürgen
10.44 XXIX 8. Armee Süd Siebenbürgen
11.44 - 12.44 III 6. Armee Süd Budapest
1.45 - 2.45 IX. SS 6. Armee Süd Budapest