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Josef Styr

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Josef Styr
Born(1920-03-03)3 March 1920
Bischofshofen, Austria
Died30 June 1984(1984-06-30) (aged 64)
Bischofshofen, Austria
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen SS
Years of service1939–45
5th SS Panzer Division Wiking
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Close Combat Clasp in Silver
Eastern Front Medal 1941/42

Josef Styr (3 March 1920 – 30 June 1984) was a Hauptscharführer 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.

Hauptscharführer Josef Styr was awarded the Knight's Cross on the 5 April 1945, when a platoon commander in the 10th Company, 9th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment Germania, 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking.


Further reading[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link) Search this book on
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3384-7. Search this book on
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). The German Defeat in the East, 1944–45. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3371-7. Search this book on

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