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Kurt Sametreiter
Born (1922-04-09)April 9, 1922
Died January 27, 2017(2017-01-27) (aged 94)
Place of birth Austria
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Oberscharführer
Unit 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class

Kurt Sametreiter (9 April 1922-28 January 2017) was an Oberscharführer in the Waffen SS who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Sametreiter was awarded his Knight's Cross during the Battle of Kursk in the tank Battle of Prokhorovka where he was a platoon commander in the 3rd Company, 1st Panzerjäger Battalion of the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH). The LSSAH was then part of the 2nd SS Panzer Corps when it was attacked by two Russian Tank Corps. Oberscharführer Sametreiter was responsible for destroying twenty four tanks in one action.[1]

Awards

References

Citations
  1. Agte, Patrick, Michael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte, p. 124
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 649.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.

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