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Josef Schneider (soldier)

Josef Schneider
Born 14 July 1914
Died 26 April 1981(1981-04-26) (aged 66)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–37
Rank Hauptmann der Reserve
Commands held Gebirgsjäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Regiment 100

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Josef Schneider (14 July 1914 – 26 April 1981) was a highly decorated Hauptmann der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1998, p. 276.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 313.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
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