Mickl, Johann

Date of birth:
April 18th, 1893 (Zelting/Styria, Austria)
Date of death:
April 10th, 1945 (Rijeka/Croatia, Yugoslavia)
Buried on:
German War Graves Zagreb
Plot: 82-6. Row: 10. Grave: 297.
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

On April 9. 1945 Generalleutnant Mickl then commanding the 392. Infanterie-Division (kroatische) was involved in the Battle of Vratnik Pass near Senj in Croatia. There he was fatally wounded when a bullet fired by a Yugoslavian partisan struck him in the head. He died the next day in hospital in Rijeka.

Promotions:
August 1st, 1914: Leutnant (K.u.K.);
May 1st, 1915: Oberleutnant;
January 1st, 1921: Hauptmann (Österreischisches Bundesheer);
September 25th, 1928: Major;
January 16th, 1936: Oberstleutnant;
March 13th, 1938: Oberstleutnant (Reichsheer)
June 1st, 1940: Oberst;
March 1st, 1943: Generalmajor;
April 1st, 1944: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1908 - 1911: Landwehr-Kadettenanstalt Wien;
1911 - 1914: Offiziersanwärter Theresianische Militärakademie, Wiener Neustadt;
August 18th, 1914: Kompanieführer 2. Kompanie / k.k. Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment 4;
April 15th, 1915: Lehrer Ersatz-Bataillon / k.k. Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment 4;
1919: Deutschösterreichischen Volkswehr;
February 15th, 1935: Generalstabsoffizier, 3. Brigade Niederösterreich, St. Pölten;
January 1936: Erster Generalstabsoffizier (Ia), Division Niederösterreich;
November 10th, 1938: Abteilungskommandeur, Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 42, 2. Leichten Division;
December 10th, 1940: Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 7;
June 1st, 1941: Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 155, 90. leichten Afrika-Division;
March 25th, 1942: Kommandeur 12. Schützen-Brigade;
May 24th, 1943: Führer 11. Panzer-Division;
?: Führerreserve;
August 13th, 1943: 392. (kroatischen) Infanterie-Division.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 42, 2. leichte Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzerjäger-Abteilung 42, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1940
Details:
The promotion to Oberst was backdated, this way he still hel the rank of Oberstleutnant at the time of awarding.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1940
Details:
Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
December 25th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Schützen-Regiment 155, 90. leichte Afrika-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1942
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25, 12. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1943
Details:
205th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1915
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
March 22nd, 1916
Ritter III. Klasse zum Kaiserlicher Orden der Eisernen Krone
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1916
Militär-Verdienstmedaille in Bronze
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1917
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1918
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1917
Karl-Truppenkreuz
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
March 10th, 1918
Details:
with 5 stripes
Verwundetenmedaille
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1934
Goldene Verdienstzeichen der Republik Österreich

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