Johannes Mayer

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Dr. rer. pol. Dr.-Ing.
Johannes Mayer
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Born (1893-09-06)6 September 1893
Died 7 August 1963(1963-08-07) (aged 69)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General of the Infantry
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Relations Gustav Schmidt
(brother in law)
Other work Engineer

Johannes Mayer (6 September 1893 – 7 August 1963) was a German General of the Infantry in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Wehrmachtbericht references[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
16 March 1944 In Kämpfen nordwestlich Newel hat sich die rheinisch-westfälische 329. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Mayer besonders ausgezeichnet.[1] The Rhenish-Westphalian 329th infantry division under the leadership of Generalleutnant Mayer distinguished itself in combat northwest of Newel.
18 July 1944 Bei den Kämpfen an der Ostfront haben sich im Süden die fränkisch-sudentendeutsche 88. Infanterie-Division unter Führung von Generalmajor v. Rittberg und im Norden die rheinisch-westfälische 329. Infanterie-Division unter Führung des Generalleutnants Mayer durch besondere Härte und Zähigkeit wiederholt ausgezeichnet.[2] The Frankish- Sudeten German 88th infantry division under the command of Generalmajor von Rittberg in the northern sector of the eastern front and the Rhenish-Westphalian 329th infantry division under the leadership of Generalleutnant Mayer in the southern sector distinguished themselves by showing hardship and toughness.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Bruno Hippler
Commander of 329th Infanterie-Division
22 March 1942 – 9 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Winter
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Paul Winter
Commander of 329th Infanterie-Division
September, 1943 – 16 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor der Reserve Werner Schulze
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hermann Foertsch
Commander of X. Armeekorps
21 December 1944 – 27 December 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Siegfried Thomaschki
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Hasse
Commander of II. Armeekorps
15 January 1945 – 1 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Gause