|Born||10 March 1904
|Died||10 September 1943 (aged 39)
near Sumy, Ukraine
|Allegiance|| Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1923–1943|
|Rank||Oberstleutnant of the Reserves|
|Commands held||Grenadier-Regiment 199 "List"|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Josef Heindl (10 March 1904 – 10 September 1943) was a German officer who served 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. He was also posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant of the Reserves.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (9 October 1939)
- 1st Class (3 June 1940)
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- German Cross in Gold (26 December 1941)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Scherzer 2007, p. 375.
- 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.
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