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Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid

German paratrooper and Knight's Cross recipient

Died when: 78 years 231 days (943 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid

Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid (14 July 1922 – 2 March 2001) was a member of a propaganda company (Propagandakompanie) 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.Hönscheidt is credited with the destruction of seven enemy tanks with antitank mines during the fighting retreat to the area of Frosinone and Monte Cassino.

He was also responsible for capturing a total of 827 prisoner of war as shock troops leader.Hönscheid transferred to the Heer on 14 September 1944.

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 Regierung Dönitz (Dönitz Government) as a correspondent and spokesman in Plön and Flensburg.After the war, Hönscheid worked in publishing.

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