Josef-Hubert Adrian

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Josef-Hubert Adrian
Born 25 September 1911
Herzogenrath, district of Eschweiler
Died MIA March 1945 (1945-04) (aged 33)[Note 1]
near Heiligenbeil
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 24
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Josef-Hubert Adrian (25 September 1911 – Missing in action March 1945) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II.[Note 2] 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Officially declared dead on 18 June 1960 by the Amtsgericht Eschweiler.[1]
  2. ^ According to Thomas and Wegmann he held the rank of Oberfeldwebel of the Reserves.[2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 188.
  2. ^ Thomas and Wegmeann 1987, p. 20.
  3. ^ a b Thomas and Wegmann 1987, p. 21.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 114.
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; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 

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