Gerhard Scheibe

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Gerhard Scheibe
Born 6 April 1917
Zerbst
Died 22 January 1944(1944-01-22) (aged 26)
east of Magdeburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit NJG 1
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Scheibe (6 April 1917 – 22 January 1944) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Luftwaffe 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 was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Gerhard Scheibe was killed on 22 January 1944 along with night fighter ace Hauptmann Manfred Meurer when their Heinkel He 219 A-0 collided with the Royal Air Force Lancaster bomber (piloted by Robert Butler) that they had just attacked and shot down. During his career he participated in 140 missions as a radio operator.

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Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 305.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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