Johannes Kümmel

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Johannes Kümmel
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-311-0927-26, Italien, bei Nettuno.jpg
At his funeral
Leutnant Spohn is holding Kümmel's war decorations
Nickname(s) The Lion of Capuzzo
Born (1909-07-21)21 July 1909
Coswig
Died 26 February 1944(1944-02-26) (aged 34)
Cisterna, Italy
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–44
Rank Oberst (Posthumously)
Commands held Panzer-Regiment 26
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johannes Kümmel (21 July 1909 – 26 February 1944) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 Kümmel was killed in an automobile accident on 26 February 1944 in Cisterna, Italy. He was later posthumously promoted to Oberst.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 423.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 227.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.

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 (2000). Panzer Aces II: Battle Stories of German Tank Commanders of WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3175-8.
  • 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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