Johannes Grimminger

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Johannes Grimminger
Born (1914-06-06)6 June 1914
Schwäbisch Gmünd
Died 16 April 1945(1945-04-16) (aged 30)
Forst
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Major
Commands held II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 192
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johannes Grimminger (6 June 1914 – 16 April 1945) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a 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. Johannes Grimminger was killed on 16 April 1945 near Forst.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 223.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 148.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 169.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.

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 (2010). Panzer Grenadier Aces:German Mechanized Infantrymen in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA USA:Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-0656-8.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 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>

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