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Gustav Schreiber
Born (1916-12-25)25 December 1916
Died 5 March 1995(1995-03-05) (aged 78)
Place of birth Selm, Germany
Place of death Schwelm, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Hauptscharführer
Unit SS-VT
5th SS Panzer Division Wiking
9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
German Cross in Gold
Close Combat Clasp in Gold
Infantry Assault Badge in Bronze

Gustav Schreiber was a Hauptscharführer (Master Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II. He was also one of only 631 men to be awarded the Close Combat Clasp in Gold for 50 days of hand to hand combat.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Berger 2004, p. 6.

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Berger, Florian (2004), Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, ISBN 3-9501307-3-X
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel (2007). Retreat to the Reich. Stackpole books. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will (2003). Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS 1943-45. Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2
  • Mitcham Samuel (2007). The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45. Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3371-8
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