PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Austermann, Johannes
Date of birth: June 24th, 1906 (Castrop/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:  August 12th, 1973 (Waltrop/North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur II. / Grenadier-Regiment 1146 / 562.Volks-Grenadier-Division / XX.Armee-Korps/ 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: February 10th, 1945
Details: 498th Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberstleutnant
Unit: Führer Grenadier-Regiment 1146 / 562.Volks-Grenadier-Division / Fallschirm-Panzer-Korps „Hermann Göring“./ 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: April 20th, 1945
Details: The awarding of the Eichenlaub to Austermann is uncertain and unconfirmed. Prbably the award was submitted, but not officially awarded.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
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