Johann Sinnhuber

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Johann Sinnhuber
Born (1887-03-27)27 March 1887
Wilkoschen near Gumbinnen, Province of East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire now Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russian Federation
Died 23 October 1979(1979-10-23) (aged 92)
Augsburg, Bavaria, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 28. Infanterie-Division
28. Jäger-Division
LXXXII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Johann Sinnhuber (27 March 1887 – 23 October 1979)[1] was a general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the LXXXII Army Corps. He was 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.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary in Ostpreußenblatt, 3 November 1979, p. 23. Sometimes 1974 is erroneously given as his year of death.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 326.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 


Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans von Obstfelder
Commander of 28. Jäger Division
21 May 1940 - 1 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Schulz
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst Dehner
Commander of the LXXXII. Armeekorps
10 July 1943 - 1 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Walter Hörnlein