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Kurt Schäfer
Born (1913-08-19)19 August 1913
Died 15 May 1992(1992-05-15) (aged 78)
Place of birth Magdeburg
Place of death Ludwigshafen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Major
Unit 2. Marine-Infanterie-Division
Commands held I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Kurt Schäfer (19 August 1913 – 15 May 1992) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold—one of only 631 awards.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berger 2004, p. 452.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 303.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther–Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun–Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen–SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer–Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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