|Born||18 August 1905
|Died||10 August 1944
|Years of service||1926–45|
|Rank||Major of the Reserves (Posthumously)|
|Commands held||III./Infanterie--Regiment 410|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Johannes Baasch (18 August 1905 – 10 August 1944) was a highly decorated Major of the Reserves 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. Johannes Baasch was killed 10 August 1944 and was posthumously promoted to Major der Reserve.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (10 June 1940)
- 1st Class (6 July 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black (27 November 1941)
- Close Combat Clasp
- Bronze (4 October 1943)
- Eastern Front Medal (26 July 1942)
- Demyansk Shield
- Infantry Assault Badge (3 March 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 3 May 1942 as Oberleutnant of the Reserves and commander of 9./Infanterie-Regiment 410
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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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.