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Josef Mathes
Born (1908-02-04)February 4, 1908
Died 19 September 1944(1944-09-19) (aged 36)
Place of birth Asch, Austria-Hungary
Place of death Arnhem, Netherlands
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–1944
Rank Oberwachtmeister
Unit Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Josef Mathes (4 February 1908 – 19 September 1944) was a highly decorated Oberwachtmeister 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 Mathes was killed in action on 19 September 1944 during the Battle of Arnhem. He was posthumosuly awarded the Knight's Cross on 4 October 1944.

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Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 297.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 249.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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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