- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Major der Reserve
- Kommandeur 1. / Grenadier-Regiment 1123 / 558.Volks-Grenadier-Division / XX.Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe Nord
- Awarded on:
- February 28th, 1945
Here follows a Führer HQ telex, dated 07.03.1945, describing how Major Pössinger received the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross…
“The Battalion Pössinger had already thrown back an enemy battle group consisting of two companies in the area around Landsberg (East Prussia). Following this they continued to push north towards Hanshagen, from which they began to receive strong flanking fire.
In response to this Major Pössinger personally stormed into the heavily defended town at the head of his Grenadiers. In doing so he seized a cornerstone of the enemy break-in area here, and his Grenadiers managed to capture (among other things) 13 enemy anti-tank and infantry guns.
Major Pössinger was born on 18.01.1919 in Ettal (Upper Bavaria) as the son of a farmer. He has already been awarded the Knight’s Cross on 19.07.1940.”