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Harry Herrmann
Harry Herrmann
Born (1909-05-27)27 May 1909
Died 12 March 1995(1995-03-12) (aged 85)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Altenstadt
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division
9. Fallschirmjäger-Division

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Harry Herrmann (27 May 1909 – 12 March 1995) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Fallschirmjäger (Paratroopers) during World War II and in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Harry Herrmann was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 during the Battle of Berlin, he was held prisoner until 1955. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1957, retiring in 1967 as an Oberst (Colonel) serving in the position of deputy commander of the 1. Luftlande-Division (1st Air Landing Division) and commander of the Luftlande-Lufttransportschule Altenstadt (Air Landing Air Transport School).

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 110.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  • 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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer. ISBN 978-0-88740-749-9. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rüdiger von Heyking
Commander of 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division
3 September 1944 – 1 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Plocher
Preceded by
General der Fallschirmtruppe Bruno Bräuer
Commander of 9. Fallschirmjäger-Division
19 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
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