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Johannes Kümmel

Johannes Kümmel
Nickname(s) The Lion of Capuzzo
Born (1909-07-21)21 July 1909
Coswig
Died 26 February 1944(1944-02-26) (aged 34)
Cisterna, Italy
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–44
Rank Oberst (Posthumously)
Commands held Panzer-Regiment 26
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johannes Kümmel (21 July 1909 – 26 February 1944) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Johannes Kümmel was killed in an automobile accident on 26 February 1944 in Cisterna, Italy. He was later posthumously promoted to Oberst.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 423.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 227.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 55.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Achtungpanzer
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