Karl H. Timmermann

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Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 21, 1951 (29)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1922
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Oct 21, 1951 (29)

About

German-American war hero who was the first American Officer to cross Germany's Rhine River during World War II. He survived the German demolition attempt to destroy the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen in 1945.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Citizens Military Training Corps in 1940 after attending for two summers.

Trivia

The Timmermann Theater in Fort Dix, New Jersey was named in his honor.

Family Life

His father was an American soldier of German ancestry who married his mother while serving in the war.

Associated With

He met and was interviewed by Ernie Pyle about his time in the war.