Eckinger, Josef-Franz

Date of birth:
December 27th, 1904 (Steyr/Upper Austria, Austria)
Date of death:
October 17th, 1941 (Wolgabridge at Mjednoje, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer II. / Schützen-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division / Gruppe Guderian
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1941
Details:
269th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
1. / Schützen-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1941
Details:
344th Award.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Schützen-Regiment 113 (motorisiert) / 1.Panzer-Division / XXXXI.Armee-Korps / Panzer-Gruppe 4 / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Details:
48th Award.
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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