Hißmann, Josef

Date of birth:
November 19th, 1907 (Elsen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
May 25th, 1989 (Elsen/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
2. Batterie, Fla-Bataillon (motorisiert) 617, Panzerarmee Afrika, Heer
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1942
Details:
Written as Hissmann in Patzwall / Scherzer.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Fla-Bataillon (motorisiert) 617, Heeresgruppe Afrika, Heer
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his repeated demonstrations of bravery while commanding a Flak-Bataillon during the fighting for Tunisia in early 1943, a time in which he was able to resolve numerous crisis situations of the 21. Panzer-Division.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Flak-Bataillon 617
Medaglia d'argento al Valore Militare

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