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Kümmel, Johannes

Date of birth:
July 21st, 1909 (Coswig/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 26th, 1944 (nabij Cisterna di Latina/Province of Latina, Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Pomezia
Plot: C. Grave: 4.
Nationality:
German

Biography

On February 26th of 1944 Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel) Johannes Kümmel was killed in a road accident near Cisterna. On May 20th of 1944, Johannes Kümmel was posthumously promoted to the rank of Oberst.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel der Reserve (Warrant Officer of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer I. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 10.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel der Reserve (Warrant Officer of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer I. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 10.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 1. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 15.Panzer Division / Deutsches Afrika-Korps
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Details:
342nd Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 15.Panzer Division / Deutsches Afrika-Korps
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1942
Details:
133th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - KUROWSKI, F., Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrikakorps, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, United States, 1996.
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Williamson, G., Knight’s Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 2005
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000

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