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Heindl, Josef

Date of birth:
March 10th, 1904 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
September 10th, 1943 (Soemy/Ukrain, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1923: Soldat;
?: Feldwebel;
1937: Leutnant der Reserve;
1940: Hauptmann der Reserve;
March 1st, 1943: Major der Reserve;
November 18th, 1943: Oberstleutnant der Reserve (postuum).

Career:
1923 - 1936: Infanterie-Regiment 19;
August 26th, 1939: Infanterie-Regiment 199;
?: Kommandeur I. / Infanterie-Regiment 199;
?: Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 199;
August 17th, 1943: Führer Grenadier-Regiment 199.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 199 "List", 57. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 26th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 199 "List", 57. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 9th, 1943
Awarded for the weeks-long defensive stand he and his Regiment upheld during heavy fighting southeast, south and southwest of Ssumy. In this time Heindl, fighting at the head of his men, repeatedly managed to stave off attacking Soviet forces, throw back enemy units that had penetrated the German lines with counterattacks of his own and inflict heavy casualties on the enemy throughout the battle by the skillful, elastic defense that he employed.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer, Grenadier-Regiment 199 "List", 57. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Heindl was recommended for the Oakleaves following his death for once again distinguishing himself by his bravery and leadership qualities south of Ssumy. He fell in the foremost line.
328th Award.
Awarded posthumously.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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