Kurt Sametreiter

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Kurt Sametreiter
Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Bueschel-164-13, Kurt Sametreiter.jpg
Born (1922-04-09) 9 April 1922 (age 92)
Böckstein, 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

Kurt Sametreiter (born 9 April 1922) 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]

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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 – 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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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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