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Josef-Wilhelm Rettemeier
Josef Rettemeier
Born (1914-09-17)September 17, 1914
Died 19 December 1997(1997-12-19) (aged 83)
Place of birth Niederdollendorf
Place of death Bad Nauheim
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1934–1945
1956–1972
Rank Oberst (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Panzer-Abteilung 5
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Josef-Wilhelm Rettemeier (17 September 1914 – 19 December 1997) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. 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

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 289.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 68.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 - 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch - Zwernemann (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 3-932381-22-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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