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Martin Strahammer

Martin Strahammer
Born 13 November 1890
Gösting, Austria
Died 2 May 1945(1945-05-02) (aged 54)
near Parma, Italy
Allegiance Austria–Hungary (to 1918)
First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–38 (Austria)
1938–45 (Germany)
Rank Oberstleutnant (Austria)
Generalmajor (Germany)
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Martin Strahammer (13 November 1890 – 2 May 1945) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient 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. Following his capture as prisoner of war, he was shot by American forces on 2 May 1945 at Parma under unclear circumstances.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1998, p. 358.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 463.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 336.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Joachim Ehlert
Commander of 114. Jäger Division
15 April 1945 – 23 April 1945
Succeeded by
None
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