|Nickname(s)||The Lion of Capuzzo|
21 July 1909|
26 February 1944
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1928–44|
|Commands held||Panzer-Regiment 26|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Johannes Kümmel (21 July 1909 – 26 February 1944) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Johannes Kümmel was killed in an automobile accident on 26 February 1944 in Cisterna, Italy. He was later posthumously promoted to Oberst.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- Panzer Badge
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Thomas 1997, p. 423.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 227.
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- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
- World War 2 Awards.com