Jakob Gansmeier

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Jakob Gansmeier
Born 30 May 1900
Pocking, Lower Bavaria, Germany
Died 8 August 1944 (1944-08-09) (aged 44)
near Raseiniai, Lithuania
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Oberstleutnant (posthumously)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (posthumously)

Jakob Gansmeier (30 May 1900 – 8 August 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 326.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 87.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

External links[edit]

  • "Jakob Gansmeier". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  • "Jakob Gansmeier". Ritterkreuzträger 1939-45 (in German). Retrieved 18 February 2011.