|Born||3 December 1896
|Died||15 May 1945
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1914–1945|
|Commands held||211. Infanterie-Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Johann-Heinrich Eckhardt (3 December 1896 – 15 May 1945) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a 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. Johann-Heinrich Eckhardt was captured by American troops on 8 May 1945 and died in custody on 15 May 1945.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (20 October 1915)
- 1st Class (2 March 1917)
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black
- in Silver
- Hanseatic Cross of Hamburg (1 December 1917)
- Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords (22 May 1918)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (18 December 1934)
- Sudetenland Medal with Prague Castle Bar
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (17 October 1939)
- 1st Class (29 May 1940)
- Eastern Front Medal (15 August 1942)
- German Cross in Gold (25 January 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (3 September 1944)
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 142.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.
- 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.
Generalleutnant Richard Müller
|Commander of 211. Infanterie-Division
17 July 1943 - 8 May 1945