Josef Heichele

Josef Heichele

Josef Heichele
Born (1914-10-15)15 October 1914
Died 8 November 2001(2001-11-08) (aged 87)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Major
Commands held Füselier-Battalion 129

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police Officer

Josef Heichele (15 October 1914 – 8 November 2001) was a highly decorated Major 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 180.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht