Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid

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Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2006-0091, Hanns Hönscheid.jpg
Born (1922-07-14)14 July 1922
Died 2 March 2001(2001-03-02) (aged 78)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe; Heer
Rank Leutnant
Unit Lehrgeschwader 1
Kampfgeschwader 54
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 (de)) 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.

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  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 396.

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  • 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.