Jakob Gansmeier

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Jakob Gansmeier
Born 30 May 1900
Pocking, Lower Bavaria, Germany
Died 8 August 1944 (1944-08-09) (aged 44)
near Raseiniai, Lithuania
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Oberstleutnant (posthumously)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (posthumously)

Jakob Gansmeier (30 May 1900 – 8 August 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 189.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 326.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 87.

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>
  • 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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Jakob Gansmeier". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 18 February 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Jakob Gansmeier". Ritterkreuzträger 1939-45 (in German). Retrieved 18 February 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>