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Harry Herrmann
German paratrooper and knight's cross recipient

Harry Herrmann

Harry Herrmann
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Intro German paratrooper and knight's cross recipient
Was Paratrooper Knight
From Germany
Field Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 27 May 1909, Berlin, Germany
Death 12 March 1995, Altenstadt, Weilheim-Schongau, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria (aged 85 years)
Star sign Gemini
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Harry Herrmann (27 May 1909 – 12 March 1995) was a German officer (Oberstleutnant) in the Fallschirmjäger (Paratroopers) during World War II who commanded the 6th and the 9th Parachute Divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Herrmann surrendered to the Red Army in May 1945 during the Battle of Berlin. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955. Herrmann joined the Bundeswehr in 1957, retiring in 1967 as an Oberst (Colonel). He served in the position of deputy commander of a paratroop division and commander of the Luftlande-Lufttransportschule (Air Landing Air Transport School).

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (22 May 1940) & 1st Class (22 May 1940)
  • 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
  • Thomas & Wegmann 1986, p. 110.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.

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