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Johannes Bruhn
German general and Knight's Cross recipients

Johannes Bruhn

Johannes Bruhn
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Intro German general and Knight's Cross recipients
Was Soldier Police officer
From Germany
Field Law Military
Gender male
Birth 10 July 1898, Neumünster
Death 20 November 1954, Lübeck (aged 56 years)
Johannes Bruhn
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Johannes Bruhn (10 July 1898 – 20 November 1954) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Johannes Bruhn was captured by British troops in November 1944 and was held until 1947. In 1951 he joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards), retiring in 1954.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914)
    • 2nd Class
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold on 17 November 1941 as Oberstleutnant in Artillerie-Regimentsstab z.b.V. 818
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 20 December 1943 as Oberst and commander of Artilleriekommandeur 149
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 63.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 125.

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