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Johannes Bruhn

Johannes Bruhn
Born 10 July 1898
Neumünster
Died 20 November 1954(1954-11-20) (aged 56)
Lübeck
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundesgrenzschutz
Years of service 1915–1920
1935–1945
1951–1954
Rank Generalmajor(Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundesgrenzschutz)
Commands held 553. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

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

References

Citations
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Previously 553. Infanterie-Division
Commander of 553. Volksgrenadier-Division
30 September 1944 - 22 November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Erich Löhr

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