Josef Kult

Josef Kult

Josef Kult
Born (1912-01-20)20 January 1912
Deilingen, Germany
Died 22 February 1943(1943-02-22) (aged 31)
Ausheds, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–38
Rank Hauptmann der Reserve (Posthumously)
Unit Jäger-Regiment 228

World War II

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

Josef Kult (20 January 1912 – 22 February 1943) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. Josef Kult was killed on 22 February 1943 in Ausheds, Russia during the defense of the Kuban bridgehead. He was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann der Reserve and on 15 March 1943 was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 427.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 229.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht