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Schuller, Sebastian

Date of birth:
January 14th, 1918 (Martinsbruch/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 16th, 1974 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Geschützführer 1. / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 10 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
July 31st, 1943
On the 15.07.1943 the Soviets launched an attack against the frontline of the 10. Pz.Gren.Div., assaulting it at 04:15 in the aftermath of a heavy artillery barrage. However the Germans had been alerted to this move by a deserter who had crossed over the night before, and they were ready to meet the Soviets.

All attacks were repulsed by the Division. The divisional Panzerjäger-Abteilung alone destroyed 15 Soviet tanks within 3 hours. Unteroffizier Schuller, a member of this Abteilung, personally destroyed 7 tanks of this total with his Pak. He would later be awarded the Knight’s Cross to the Iron Cross for this outstanding feat-of-arms.
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