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Austermann, Johannes

Date of birth:
June 24th, 1906 (Castrop/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 12th, 1973 (Waltrop/North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Awarded on:
January 26th, 1940
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 2nd, 1942
Krimschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Grenadier-Regiment 1146 / 562.Volks-Grenadier-Division / XX.Armee-Korps/ 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1945
Details:
498th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Führer Grenadier-Regiment 1146 / 562.Volks-Grenadier-Division / Fallschirm-Panzer-Korps „Hermann Göring“./ 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Details:
The awarding of the Eichenlaub to Austermann is uncertain and unconfirmed. Prbably the award was submitted, but not officially awarded.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - 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

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