PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Kümmel, Johannes
Date of birth: July 21st, 1909 (Coswig/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:  February 26th, 1944 (nabij Cisterna di Latina/Province of Latina, Italy)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
On February 26th of 1944 Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel) Johannes Kümmel was killed in a road accident near Cisterna. On May 20th of 1944, Johannes Kümmel was posthumously promoted to the rank of Oberst.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Oberfeldwebel der Reserve (Warrant Officer of Reserves)
Unit: Zugführer I. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 10.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: September 27th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Oberfeldwebel der Reserve (Warrant Officer of Reserves)
Unit: Zugführer I. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 10.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: October 20th, 1939
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Chef 1. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 15.Panzer Division / Deutsches Afrika-Korps
Awarded on: July 9th, 1941
Details: 342nd Award
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit: Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 8 / 15.Panzer Division / Deutsches Afrika-Korps
Awarded on: October 11th, 1942
Details: 133th Award.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
Information source(s):   - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Kurowski, F., Knight’s Cross Holders of the Afrikakorps, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1996
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
- Williamson, G., Knight’s Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Ltd., Great Britain, 2005
- Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
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