|Born||April 8, 1914|
|Died||16 February 1944(aged 29)|
|Place of birth||Elsfleth-Neuenfelde|
|Place of death||Narva, Estonia|
|Years of service||
|Rank||Oberfeldwebel der Reserves|
|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
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (10 July 1941)
- 1st Class (19 August 1941)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- in Gold (27 November 1942)
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- German Cross in Gold (3 August 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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