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Harry Herrmann

Harry Herrmann
Harry Herrmann
Born (1909-05-27)27 May 1909
Died 12 March 1995(1995-03-12) (aged 85)
Allegiance Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany
Service/branch Wehrmacht)
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division
9. Fallschirmjäger-Division

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

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. 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


  1. ^ a b Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 110.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.

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  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rüdiger von Heyking
Commander of 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division
3 September 1944 – 1 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Plocher
Preceded by
General der Fallschirmtruppe Bruno Bräuer
Commander of 9. Fallschirmjäger-Division
19 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
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