Johann Mickl


Johann Mickl
Johann Mickl
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Born 18 April 1893(1893-04-18)
Zenkovci
Died 10 April 1945(1945-04-10) (aged 51)
Rijeka
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria–Hungary (to 1918)
Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1938 (Austria)
1938–1945 (Germany)
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 90.leichte Afrika-Division
11. Panzer-Division
392. (Kroatische) Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johann Mickl (18 April 1893 – 10 April 1945) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Born in Zenkovci (Hungary, today Prekmurje, Slovenia) in prekmurian-German family. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Johann Mickl was wounded by Yugoslav Partisans on 9 April 1945 and died on 10 April 1945 in Rijeka, Croatia

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 254.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Max Sümmermann
Commander of 90.leichte Afrika-Division
11 December 1941 – 27 December 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Richard Veith
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz
Commander of 11. Panzer-Division
15 May 1943 – 10 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wend von Wietersheim
Preceded by
None
Commander of 392. (Kroatische) Infanterie-Division
17 August 1943 – 10 April 1945
Succeeded by
None

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