Hans-Arno Ostermeier

Hans-Arno Ostermeier

Hans-Arno Ostermeier
Born (1903-02-10)10 February 1903
Died 13 June 1989(1989-06-13) (aged 86)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1921–45
Rank Major der Reserve
Commands held Führer Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Hermann Göring"

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans-Arno Ostermeier (10 February 1903 – 13 June 1989) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of a Kampfgruppe in the Panzergrenadier-Ersatz- and Ausbildungs-Regiment 84 (Gleiwitz) attached to the Panzergrenadier-Division "Feldherrnhalle".[3]
  2. ^ According to Scherzer as leader of the Assault Battalion of Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Hermann Göring".[3]


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 136.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 331, 499.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 579.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 102.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht