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Block, Johannes

Date of birth:
November 17th, 1894 (Büschdorf/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
January 26th, 1945 (Kielce, Poland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Johannes Block was killed at Kielce on 26th January 1945. At that moment he was Kommandierender General LVI.Panzerkorps with the rank of General der Infanterie.

Promotions:
September 1st, 1942: Generalmajor;
January 21st, 1943: Generalleutnant;
August 20th, 1944: General der Infanterie.

Career:
1914: Armee;
May 31st, 1924: Uittrede;
July 1st, 1934: Reichsheer;
March 14th, 1940 - May 15th, 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 202;
September 1st, 1942: Kommandeur 294.Infanterie-Division;
December 25th, 1943: Führerreserve;
April 1st, 1944 - April 15th, 1944: Führer VIII.Armeekorps;
April 25th, 1944 - June 5th, 1944: Führer XIII.Armeekorps;
July 15th, 1944 - January 26th, 1945: Kommandierender General LVI.Panzerkorps.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 202, 75 .Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 294.Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1943
Details:
331st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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