Schuster, Erich Johannes

Date of birth:
November 6th, 1919 (Morbach, Germany)
Date of death:
January 11th, 1943 (Tunisia)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Bordj-Cedria
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Gruppenführer 3./FschJägSturmRgt
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the battle of Crete. His platoon leader, Feldwebel Arpke, was badly wounded when their glider landed and so Schuster took over the II. Zug of his company. He and his platoon then proceeded to eliminate an enemy anti-aircraft battery and capture the western end of the Malemes airfield.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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