Josef-Franz Eckinger

Josef-Franz Eckinger

Dr. Josef-Franz Eckinger
Born 17 December 1904
Steyr, Austria
Died Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. (aged 36)
near Mednoye
Allegiance First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–41
Rank Oberstleutnant (posthumously promoted)

World War II

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

Dr. Josef-Franz Eckinger (17 December 1904 – 17 October 1941) was a German officer during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.

Eckinger was killed on 17 October 1941 near Mednoye at the Volga River.



  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 141.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 287.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 56.

External links

  • "Lexikon der Wehrmacht". Dr. Josef-Franz Eckinger. Retrieved 25 January 2010.