Herrmann Harry

Publié le par Roger Cousin

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. 

Herrmann Harry

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).

Awards and decorations

  • Parachutist Badge
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (22 May 1940), 1st Class (22 May 1940)
  • Wound Badge (1939) in Black
  • German Cross in Gold (1 October 1944)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 9 July 1941 as Oberleutnant and chief of 5./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1
  • Ärmelband Kreta

Publié dans Militaires

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