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Pössinger, Michael

Date of birth:
January 18th, 1919 (Ettal/Garmisch/Oberbayern, Germany)
Date of death:
May 23rd, 2003 (Garmisch/Partenkirchen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 16. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division / XXXXIV.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1940
Details:
142nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
6. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1943
Details:
Award 319/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1944
Red Zeljeni Trolist Third Class Cross with Oak Wreath
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandeur 1. / Grenadier-Regiment 1123 / 558.Volks-Grenadier-Division / XX.Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1945
Details:
759th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 1123
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 13th, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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