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Johann-Heinrich Eckhardt

Johann-Heinrich Eckhardt
Born 3 December 1896
Felsberg, Hesse
Died 15 May 1945(1945-05-15) (aged 48)
Winterberg
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 211. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Johann-Heinrich Eckhardt (3 December 1896 – 15 May 1945) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Johann-Heinrich Eckhardt was captured by American troops on 8 May 1945 and died in custody on 15 May 1945.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 140.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 142.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Richard Müller
Commander of 211. Infanterie-Division
17 July 1943 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
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