Hans Juchem

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Hans Juchem
Born 4 June 1917 (1917-06-04)
Cologne, Germany
Died 13 August 1943 (1943-08-14) (aged 26)
Donetz River, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1939–43
Rank Hauptsturmführer
Battles/wars World War II

Hans Juchem (4 June 1917 – 13 August 1943) was a Hauptsturmführer (Captain) in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II. He was the second recipient of only 631 awards of the Close Combat Clasp in Gold.[1]

He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross for his action earlier in the year for his command of the Battalion in the defence of height 186.9.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Berger 2004, p. 6.
  2. ^ "lexion.der.wehrmacht". 
  3. ^ "frontkjemper". 
  4. ^ "ritterkreuz". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold [Knight's Cross Bearers with the Close Combat Clasp in Gold] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-3-7.