Friedrich Pein

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Friedrich Pein
Born (1915-10-20)20 October 1915
Died 14 February 1975(1975-02-14) (aged 59)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Rank Oberjäger
Unit 100th Jäger Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich Pein (20 October 1915 – 14 February 1975) was an Austrian sniper in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II, and one of two to have been awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, the other being Matthias Hetzenauer.

Pein enlisted in the Wehrmacht in October 1938. His served as a sniper in the 143d Gebirgsjäger Regiment of the 6th Mountain Division on the Eastern Front. In early 1944, he was transferred to the 100th Jäger Division. On February 28, 1945, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross marking his 200th kill as a sniper.

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  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 586.

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  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.