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Josef Heichele
Born (1914-10-15)15 October 1914
Died 8 November 2001(2001-11-08) (aged 87)
Place of birth Lauingen
Place of death Füssen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Major
Commands held Füselier-Battalion 129
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police Officer

Josef Heichele (15 October 1914 – 8 November 2001) was a highly decorated Major 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.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 180.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.
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.

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