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Josef Schreiber

Josef Schreiber
Born (1919-12-24)24 December 1919
Died 1 February 1945(1945-02-01) (aged 25) M.I.A
Disappeared near Poznan
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Leutnant
Unit 14th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Josef Schreiber (24 December 1919 – missing as of 1 February 1945 ) was an Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 Thomas 1998, p. 285.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 684.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 389.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945

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