Johannes Göhler Military person

Johannes Göhler (15 September 1918 — 21 February 2003) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.Johannes Göhler was born on 15 September 1918 in Bichofswerda Sachsen.He volunteered to join the SS-VT and took part in the Anschluss of Austria and the occupation of the Sudetenland in 1938.During World War II, he was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd class in October 1941, during Operation Barbarossa the invasion of the Soviet Union. The Iron Cross 1st class followed in January 1942.He was given command of the 4th Squadron, 1st SS Cavalry Regiment, 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer and was in command when he was awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross in September 1943, when serving on the Eastern Front.Johannes Göhler survived the war and died on 21 February 2003.

Personal facts

Birth dateSeptember 15, 1918
Birth place
Germany , Bautzen (district)
Date of deathFebruary 21, 2003
Place of death


Military person

Wound Badge
General Assault Badge
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
Eastern Front Medal
Close Combat Clasp
German Cross
Sudetenland Medal
Anschluss Medal
military operations
World War II
military branch
military unit
8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer
service start1938
service end1945

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