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Anton Donnhauser
Born (1913-04-08)8 April 1913
Died 30 October 1984(1984-10-30) (aged 71)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Place of death Wehrheim, Germany
Allegiance Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1933–1945
1956–1970
Rank Major im Generalstab (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit 11. Panzer-Division
Commands held Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Anton Donnhauser (8 April 1913 – 30 October 1984) was a highly decorated Major im Generalstab in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berger 2004, p. 74.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 138.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2004) (in German). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold [Knight's Cross Bearers with the Close Combat Clasp in Gold]. Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-3-7. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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