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Schäfer, Kurt

Date of birth:
August 19th, 1913 (Magdeburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 15th, 1995 (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Regiments Nachrichten Zug / Infanterie-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptfeldwebel
Unit:
11 / Schützen-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1940
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 9. / Schützen-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 9. (I.G.) / Schützen-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
November 11th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 9. (I.G.) / Schützen-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 9. (I.G.) / Schützen-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1942
Details:
Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne zahlen)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer 9. (I.G.) / Schützen-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanie Chef 9. (I.G.) / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanie Chef 9. (I.G.) / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanie Chef 9. (I.G.) / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanie Chef 9. (I.G.) / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompanieführer 9. (I.G.) / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 9.Armee
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
September 23rd, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Awarded on:
December 18th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • Photo 1: Ian Jewison
  • Photo: Ian Jewison
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Armee-Tagesbefehl, Oberbefehlshaber 9.Armee, 17.3.1944
    - Ian Jewison
    - Soldbuch

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