Josef Prinner

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Josef Prinner
Born 18 December 1894
Munich
Died 1 July 1966(1966-07-01) (aged 71)
Munich
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–20
1935–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 340. Infanterie-Division
311. Artillerie-Division
Höherer Artillerie-Kommandeur 311
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Josef Prinner (18 December 1894 – 1 July 1966) 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. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Butze
Commander of 340. Infanterie-Division
24 February 1943 – 25 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Ehrig
Preceded by
None
Commander of 311. Artillerie-Division
1 December 1943 – 28 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Burdach
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Burdach
Commander of Höherer Artillerie-Kommandeur 311 (HArko 311)
15 November 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None