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Josef-Hubert Adrian
Born (1911-09-25)September 25, 1911
Died MIA March 1945 (1945-04) (aged 33)[Note 1]
Place of birth Herzogenrath, district of Eschweiler
Place of death near Heiligenbeil
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 24
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Josef-Hubert Adrian (25 September 1911 – Missing in action March 1945) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II.[Note 2] He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. Officially declared dead on 18 June 1960 by the Amtsgericht Eschweiler.[1]
  2. According to Thomas and Wegmann he held the rank of Oberfeldwebel of the Reserves.[2]

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 188.
  2. Thomas and Wegmeann 1987, p. 20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thomas and Wegmann 1987, p. 21.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 

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