Erich Timm

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Erich Timm
Born (1913-02-13)13 February 1913
Königsberg, East Prussia
Died 6 October 1997(1997-10-06) (aged 84)
Erfstadt
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–45
1956–71
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 12
Luftlandebrigade 26
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Erich Timm (15 February 1913 – 6 October 1997) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Timm was a member of the Nazi Party.[1]

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as commander of Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment (12).[4]

References

Citations

  1. Berlin in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Gebr. Mann Verlag, 2006, p. 111
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Thomas & Wegmann 1986, p. 321.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 344.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 746.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military. ISBN 978-0-88740-749-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Luftlandebrigade 26
October 1958 – September 1963
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans-Werner Voss