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Josef Abel
Born (1914-01-03)January 3, 1914
Died 1 December 1984(1984-12-01) (aged 70)
Place of birth Bad Kissingen
Place of death Donauwörth
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936 – 1945
Rank Oberleutnant der Reserve
Unit Infanterie-Regiment 217
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Josef Abel (3 January 1914 – 1 December 1984) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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 recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Josef Abel was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was released in September 1945.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas and Wegmann 1987, p. 5.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 187.
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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