16 January 1921|
Wachtel near Prossnitz, Czechoslovakia
|Died||11 December 2012
|Years of service||1939–1945|
|Unit||5th SS Panzer Division Wiking|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Alois Schnaubelt (16 January 1921 – 11 December 2012) was an Oberscharführer in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.
Schnaubelt was the commander of an 88 mm gun in the 5th SS Flak Battalion Wiking. He was credited with the destruction of 9 T-34 tanks within 25 minutes. For this act of valor on the battlefield, Schnaubelt was awarded the Knight's Cross on 16 November 1944.
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