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|Born||14 July 1922|
|Died||2 March 2001(aged 78)|
1st Parachute Division
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid (14 July 1922 – 2 March 2001) was a member of a propaganda company (Propagandakompanie) and officer in the Fallschirmjäger forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
He was nominated and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his actions in Italy in the final days of the war. His last assignment at the end of the war was with the Flensburg Government (Dönitz Government) as a correspondent and spokesman in Plön and Flensburg. After the war, Hönscheid worked in publishing.
Awards and decorations
- German Cross in Gold (16 March 1945)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 16 March 1945 as Oberfeldwebel and as Kriegsberichter der Fallschirmtruppe.
- Scherzer 2007, p. 396.
- 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
- Wagner, Elisabeth (2014). Grenzbewusster Sadomasochismus. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript. ISBN 978-3-8394-2870-2.