Schneider, Herbert (LW-Flak)

Date of birth:
July 31st, 1915 (Weinheim a.d. Bergstrasse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
Flakkampftruppführer 6./Flak-Regiment 49 (mot.)
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1944
During the defensive battles near Bolchow-Orel, in the summer of 1943, Wachtmeister Scheider succeeded in destroyed 25 enemy tanks with his FlaK gun. Later on during this fighting he would be heavily wounded by artillery fire on 21.07.1943. In recognition of his achievements and devotion to duty during this time he would receive the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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