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Gerhard Scheibe
Born (1917-04-06)April 6, 1917
Died 22 January 1944(1944-01-22) (aged 26)
Place of birth Zerbst
Place of death east of Magdeburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ?–1944
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit NJG 1

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 Manfred Meurer when their Heinkel He 219 collided with the Royal Air Force Halifax bomber that they had just attacked. During his career he participated in 140 missions as a radio operator.

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  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 305.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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