Reuter, Benno

Date of birth:
December 27th, 1911 (Maxdorf/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
December 18th, 1980 (Letter/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Benno Reuter reached the rank of Leutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major)
Unit:
Führer 7. / Jäger-Regiment 49
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the fighting of the 28. Jäger-Division near Samoschje in late January 1945, as part of Kampfgruppe Schuldt. During this time he took over the leadership of the 7. Kompanie on his own initiative after all its officers had become casualties, and in this capacity was able to master a difficult combat situation.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major)
Unit:
Führer 6. / Jäger-Regiment 49
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for further successes while fighting in the Narew bridgehead with the 28. Jäger-Division in late 1944. In a critical set of circumstances he took over leadership of the 6. Kompanie and prevented an enemy breakthrough with this force. He would be the only Stabsfeldwebel to be decorated with the Oakleaves.
Details:
633rd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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