Jakob Gansmeier

Jakob Gansmeier

Jakob Gansmeier
Born 30 May 1900
Pocking, Lower Bavaria, Germany
Died Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. (aged 44)
near Raseiniai, Lithuania
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Oberstleutnant (posthumously)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (posthumously)

Jakob Gansmeier (30 May 1900 – 8 August 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a posthumous 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 326.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 87.

External links

  • "Jakob Gansmeier". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  • "Jakob Gansmeier". Ritterkreuzträger 1939-45 (in German). Retrieved 18 February 2011.