Johannes Block

Johannes Block (17 November 1894 – 26 January 1945) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held commands at division and corps level. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Block was killed on 26 January 1945 near Kielce, Poland during the Soviet Vistula-Oder Offensive.

Johannes Block
Born(1894-11-17)17 November 1894
Died26 January 1945(1945-01-26) (aged 50)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands heldVIII Army Corps
XIII Army Corps
LVI Panzer Corps
Battles/warsVistula–Oder Offensive 
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Awards and decorationsEdit



  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 53.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 115.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 64.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Gabcke
Commander of 294. Infanterie-Division
22 March 1942 – 12 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hermann Frenking
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Gustav Höhne
Commander of VIII. Armeekorps
1 April 1944 – 15 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schlemmer
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Arthur Hauffe
Commander of XIII. Armeekorps
25 April 1944 – 5 June 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Arthur Hauffe
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hoßbach
Commander of LVI. Panzerkorps
15 June 1944 – 26 January 1945
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Rudolf Koch-Erpach