Josef-Franz Eckinger

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Dr. Josef-Franz Eckinger
Born 17 December 1904
Steyr, Austria
Died 17 October 1941 (1941-10-18) (aged 36)
near Mednoye
Allegiance Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–41
Rank Oberstleutnant (posthumously promoted)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Dr. Josef-Franz Eckinger (17 December 1904 – 17 October 1941) was a German officer during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.

Eckinger was killed on 17 October 1941 near Mednoye at the Volga River.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas 1997, p. 141.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 287.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 56.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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>
  • Frey, Gerhard; Herrmann, Hajo: Helden der Wehrmacht III - Unsterbliche deutsche Soldaten (in German). München, Germany: FZ-Verlag GmbH, 2007. ISBN 978-3-924309-82-4.

External links

  • "Lexikon der Wehrmacht". Dr. Josef-Franz Eckinger. Retrieved 25 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>