Arno Jahr

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Arno Jahr
Born3 December 1890
Prittitz
Died21 January 1943(1943-01-21) (aged 52)
Podgornoye, Russia
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchHeer
Years of service1909–1919
1935–1943
RankGeneralleutnant
Commands held387. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other workPolice officer
 
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Arno Jahr
Born3 December 1890
Prittitz
Died21 January 1943(1943-01-21) (aged 52)
Podgornoye, Russia
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branchHeer
Years of service1909–1919
1935–1943
RankGeneralleutnant
Commands held387. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other workPolice officer

Arno Jahr (3 December 1890 – 21 January 1943) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Arno Jahr committed suicide on 21 January 1943 when his unit was being overrun near Podgornoye, Russia.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 199.

References[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 387. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1942 – 20 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Eberhard von Schuckmann