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Paul Reissmann
Born 17 January 1920
Died 8 November 1944 (1944-11-09) (aged 24)
Place of death Hungary
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel Waffen SS
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Oberscharführer
Unit 22nd Volunteer cavalry Division Maria Theresia
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross I Class
Iron Cross II Class

Paul Reissmann was an Oberscharführer in the Waffen SS during World War II, who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.


Oberscharführer Paul Reissmann was the commander of the 4th Squadron, 17th SS Cavalry Regiment, 22nd Volunteer cavalry Division Maria Theresia. He was killed in action on the 8 November 1944 and awarded a posthumous Knight's Cross on the 16 November 1944.[1][2]


Further readingEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Mitcham Samuel, The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45,Stackpole Books, 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3371-8
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