Schneider, Josef (WH-Inf.Rgt. 521)

Date of birth:
August 7th, 1912 (Oberspiesheim/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 27th, 2004 (Würzburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
5. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 521, 296. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Führer, Sturmzug, 5. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 521, 296. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1944
In November 1943 Oberfeldwebel Schneider led a handful of men into a counterattack against the Soviets. Despite being wounded twice he remained in the fight and was able to recapture the old main line of defense. For his success during this engagement he would receive the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
5. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 521, 296. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 5th, 1942
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

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