Schmied, Josef

Date of birth:
February 16th, 1913 (Raschnitz/Bohemia, Austria-Hungary k.u.k. Monarchy)
Date of death:
December 12th, 1972 (Bad Abbach/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
Czechoslovakian (1918 - 1948, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
3./Pionier-Bataillon 198 / 98. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
March 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
3./Pionier-Bataillon 198 / 98. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
Unit:
Gruppenführer 3./Pionier-Bataillon 198 / 98. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for actions near Kerch. When the Soviets succeeded in capturing a commanding hilltop, thereby creating a critical situation, Feldwebel der Reserve Schmied assembled a handful of Pioneers and launched a counterattack on his own initiative. This succeeded in driving the enemy off the hill, and provided the German side with a much needed tactical victory. Schmied himself was heavily wounded during the battle.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
3./Pionier-Bataillon 198 / 98. Infanterie-Division
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
3./Pionier-Bataillon 198 / 98. Infanterie-Division
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
3./Pionier-Bataillon 198 / 98. Infanterie-Division
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen

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