Reber, Gustav-Peter

Date of birth:
June 5th, 1919 (Leimen/Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
March 26th, 2000 (Schwetzingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Unterscharführer
Unit:
1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, 2. Panzergrenadier-Regiment LSSAH, SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1943
Details:
Name in Patzwall / Scherzer is Gustav.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, Stabsquartier, XI. SS-Panzerkorps, Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1945
Details:
Also Führer Kampfgruppe, Kessel von Halbe.
Actions in Halbe pocket ; before breakout awarded by Gruppenführer Wagner , approved by Obergruppenführer Kleinheisterkamp, K.G. XI. SS-AK.
No proof possible with existing BArch documents ; according to Krätschmer (letter to von Seemen from 07.08.1980) the award was made together with the OL for Kleinheisterkamp and was announced via radio message from FHQ in Berlin to 9. Armee (Kessel von Halbe) on 28.04.1945 ; the incoming radio messages of AOK 9 from april 45 are not existing anymore ; the wireless radio connections to the Führerbunker in Berlin were interrupted since April 28th, 05.00hours in the morning ; the OdR Ordenskommission decided about this case in 1981 with the result : "RK ja, 28.4.1945"
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 7th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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