Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

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Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by Widuhudar » 20 Feb 2011 00:05

Hello!

I'm looking for a detailed bio and a good picture of Generalmajor Hans Steets, 5. Gebirgs-Division (German 5th Mountain Division).
Can anyone help me?
Many thanks in advance!

I'm searching also a copy (scanned) of a Hans Steets' writing
"Defense of the northern sector of the front of the western Alps from the Swiss border to Viso"

(translated in English from German by Janet E. Dewey), 8 leaves , 1989.
Warmest regards.

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by Rudolf44 » 27 Mar 2011 10:30

His entry by Keilig:

geb. 02.02.03 Nürnberg ; Wohnort München. Entritt Fhj. 01.04.22; Lt. Pi.Btl. 7 01.12.25; Gen.St. IX. A.K. 15.08.37; Obstlt. 01.03.42; Oberst 01.09.43; Gen.Maj. 20.04.45
2. Weltkrieg : Gen.St. IX. A.K. 01.09.39; Gen.St. stellv. IX. A.K. 14.07.40; Ia 95. ID 25.09.39; Ia 129. ID 25.10.40; Ia 1. Geb.Div. 15.01.41; Ia 20. Geb.Armee 10.04.43; Skibrigade Finnland 01.07.44; 5. Geb.Div. 01.02.45.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (11.04.1942)

He died on 05.10.1980 in München

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by Macguffy » 01 Apr 2011 21:48

Some more details of the carreer of Steets:
1.10.34 kdt.z. Kriegsakademie
1.o8.36 kdt.z. Genst.Gen.Kdo. IX Armeekorps
19.4.37 kdt.z. Nachr.Abt. 26
15.8.37 vers.i.Gen.St.Gen.Kdo. IX. Armeekorps
26.8.39 I a stv. Gen.Kdo. IX. Armeekorps
25.9.39 I a 95. Inf.-Division
10.7.40 I b stv. Gen.Kdo. IX. Armeekorps
5.10.40 I a 129. Inf.-Division
15.1.41 I a 1. Geb.-Division
25.1.43 FüRes OKH / Dienst regelt Chef H.Pers.Amt-P 3
10.4.43 I a Armee-Ob.Kdo. 20 (Geb.)
10.5.44 FüRes OKH / Diesnt regelt Chef H.Pers.Amt-P 3
1.o7.44 Kdr Ski-Brigade Finnland
kdt. z. 16. Div.Fhr.-Lehrgang
15.1.45 kdt.z. Ob.Kdo. Heeresgruppe "C" - zV Div.Fhr.
28.3.45 Fhr., ab 20.4.45 Kdr. 5. Geb.-Division

his R D A :

Lt.: 1.12.25 (95)
Ob.Lt.: 1.11.28 (36)
Hptm.: 1.10.34 (39)
Major: 1.o6.40 (25) RDAV: 1.12.39 (23a)
Oberstlt.1.o3.42 (319)
Oberst: 1.o9.43 (35)
Gen.Maj. 20.4.45 -ern.-

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by Macguffy » 01 Apr 2011 21:51

correctur: Steets
Lt. : 1.12.25 (93)

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by Macguffy » 01 Apr 2011 21:56

Supplement to Steets :

26.11.44 - 20.12.44 kdt.z. 16. Div.Fhr.-Lehrgang

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by Dieter Zinke » 01 Apr 2011 22:18

The 16. Divisionsführer-Lehrgang was
21.11. - 19.12.1944 in Hirschberg, see
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... ght=bazing

Maybe his "Kommandierung" has conflicting dates.

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by genstab » 03 Apr 2011 12:22

On his command of 5. Gebirgs Div, Mehner says 18.1.45 to 3.5.45 and Keilig from 1.2.45 (no ending date)

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by histan » 03 Apr 2011 17:06

Hi Guys

The HPA files don't always show m.st.F.b. commands they tend to show date of "official" commands. The official appointment for Steets was:

15.1.45 kdt. z. Ob.Kdo. Heeresgruppe "C" - z.V. Div.Fhr.

He could have taken command of 5. Geb.Div. on 18 January 1945 (Keilig and Lexikon der Wehrmacht have Schrank leaving the division on 18 January 1945) as mstFb and this not be recorded in his HPA files.

Steets became the "official" commander (mdFb) of 5. Geb.Div. on 28 March 1945 according to his HPA file.

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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by Widuhudar » 27 Mar 2012 00:14

Hi Guys.
Many thanks for all the informations about Gen.Maj. Hans Steets.

On the net I found this picture of Hans Steets with this description (translated from Russian):
Image
Major Shteets Hans (Hans Steets), Chief of Staff of the 1st Mountain Division conducts an interrogation,
Major-General B.S.Rihter, Chief of Staff of the 6th Infantry Corps of the 6th Army. Translator - "volunteer"
from the local population, or a former prisoner of war, uniforms without insignia, a white armband "In
the Service of the German army." On his head - Bergmütze from stocks Mountain Division, also unmarked
military supplies. Richter went missing June 28, 1941, was captured and later headed the Abwehr school
in Warsaw. In August 1945 shot.


Someone has more pictures of Steets? Thanks a lot again for your help.
W.

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Generalmajor Johann Steets (1903-1980)

Post by askropp » 25 Apr 2018 22:40

*02.02.1903 Nürnberg
+05.10.1980 München [?]

Vater: Jakob Steets, Redakteur (+24.07.1937)
Mutter: Katharina Steets, geb. Schmitt (+23.02.1923)
29.08.1932 Heirat mit Liselotte Fechter
1 Sohn (*1938), 1 Tochter (*1935)

01.12.1925 Leutnant (93)
01.11.1928 Oberleutnant (36)
01.10.1934 Hauptmann (39)
01.06.1940 Major (25)
18.03.1941 neues RDA vom 01.12.1939 (23a) erhalten
01.03.1942 Oberstleutnant (319)
01.09.1943 Oberst (35)
20.04.1945 Generalmajor

01.04.1922 Eintritt ins Pionierbataillon 7 (München)
01.05.1926 in der 2. / Pionierbataillon 7 (München) [laut Stellenbesetzung]
01.05.1928 in der 1. / Pionierbataillon 1 (Königsberg) [laut Stellenbesetzung]
01.05.1931 in der 1. / PIonierbataillon 7 (München) [laut Stellenbesetzung]
01.05.1933 in der 1. / Pionierbataillon 3 (Küstrin) [laut Stellenbesetzung]
01.10.1934 zur Ausbildung an der Kriegsakademie (Berlin)
01.08.1936 kommandiert zum Generalstab des IX. Armeekorps (Kassel)
06.10.1936 kommandiert zum Generalstab der 29. Division (Erfurt) [laut Stellenbesetzung]
19.04.1937 kommandiert zur Nachrichtenabteilung 26 (Düsseldorf)
15.08.1937 kommandiert zum Generalstab des IX. Armeekorps (Kassel)
10.11.1938 im Generalstab des IX. Armeekorps (Kassel) [laut Stellenbesetzung]
26.08.1939 Ia des stellvertretenden IX. Armeekorps (Kassel)
25.09.1939 Ia der 95. Infanteriedivision
10.07.1940 Ib des stellvertretenden IX. Armeekorps (Kassel)
05.10.1940 Ia der 129. Infanteriedivision
15.01.1941 Ia der 1. Gebirgsdivision
25.01.1943 Führerreserve OKH (HPA)
10.04.1943 Ia der 20. Gebirgsarmee
10.05.1944 Führerreserve OKH (HPA)
01.07.1944 Kommandeur der MG-Skibrigade Finnland
10.11.1944 Führerreserve OKH (IX)
21.11.1944 kommandiert zum 16. Divisionsführerlehrgang
21.12.1944 Führerreserve OKH (III)
15.01.1945 kommandiert zum Generalstab der Heeresgruppe C
18.01.1945 Kommandeur der 5. Gebirgsdivision (bis 28.03.1945 mstFb, bis 20.04.1945 mFb)

18.04.1940 EK II
05.07.1940 EK I
11.04.1942 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
20.08.1942 Ostmedaille
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Re: Bio/picture Generalmajor Hans Steets

Post by graveland » 25 Apr 2018 23:08

Thank you, boys.

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