Johannes Hintz (1 October 1898 – 21 May 1944) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe 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 Hintz was injured in a car-accident on 14 May 1944 in Paris and died on 21 May 1944. He was posthumously promoted to Generalleutnant.
From 1919 to 1935 he also served in the German police, reaching the rank of Hauptmann.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Wehrmacht Long Service Award, 4th to 2nd Class
- Spanish Cross with Swords
- Medal for the Campaign of 1936−1939 (Spain)
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (11 May 1940)
- 1st Class (26 May 1940)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 July 1940 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Flak-Regiment 101
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 188.