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Josef Beckmann
Born (1920-05-04)4 May 1920
Died 6 December 2001(2001-12-06) (aged 81)
Place of birth Gelsenkirchen
Place of death Breidenbach
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Unteroffizier
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 39 / 26. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Josef Beckmann (4 May 1920 – 6 December 2001) was a highly decorated Leutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Josef Beckmann was captured by Soviet troops in July 1944 during the Lublin–Brest Offensive and was released in 1949.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 108.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Huß, Jürgen (2009). Ritterkreuzträger im Mannschaftsstand 1941 - 1945. Zweibrücken: VDM Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-042-9. 

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