Gustav Stühmer

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Gustav Stühmer
Born 8 April 1914
Elsfleth-Neuenfelde
Died 16 February 1944(1944-02-16) (aged 29)
Narva, Estonia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–37
1939–44
Rank Oberfeldwebel der Reserves
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 399
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gustav Stühmer (8 April 1914 – 16 February 1944) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwbel der Reserves 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. Gustav Stühmer was killed on 16 February 1944 near Narva, Estonia during the Battle of Narva when he used his body to shield his commanding officer Franz Griesbach from grenade splinters.

Awards and decorations

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 368.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 466.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 337.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 68.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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