Gustav Stühmer

Gustav Stühmer

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

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p.337.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 68.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztrager 1939-1945