Karl H. Timmermann War Hero

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


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.


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.


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