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Scheibe, Gerhard

Date of birth:
April 6th, 1917 (Zerbst/Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
January 21st, 1944 (Magdeburg/Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
3. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Bordfunker, I. Gruppe, Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 10th, 1943
Scheibe participated in almost all the missions of Oak Leaves holder Manfred Meurer, and after the two crashed together in late 1943 he was awarded the Knight's Cross for participation in over 60 night victories. He was the first night fighter radio operator to be decorated with this award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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