Gustav Peter Reber

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Gustav Peter Reber

Post by michaelreber » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:20 pm

Dear members,

I saw your comments about Gustav-Peter Reber. Do you have any information on him, such as where he died and where he has any living family members? I believe I am related to him ( and I want to write a book on him, or at least a novel based upon his life. If you have any bibliographical material you can e-mail me, that would help me out with my book. I would also like to interview any surviving members of his family, such as children or wife, who know him the best; so if you have any contact e-mails or postal mailing addresses, this would be of great benefit as well.

Thank you for your kindest assistance.

Michael Reber :[]

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Re: Gustav Peter Reber

Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:43 am

Here's a little information on him, from my CD-Rom Knight's Cross Holders of the SS & German Police, 1940-1945:

Gustav-Peter R e b e r
SS-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS

Born: 05.06.1919 in Leimen / Pirmasens / Pfalz.
Died: 26.03.2000 in Schwetzingen.

NSDAP-Nr.: [Unknown if he held Party membership]
SS-Nr.: 363 442 (Joined 01.11.1938)

00.00.194_ SS-Sturmmann der Waffen-SS
ca. 04.1941 SS-Unterscharführer der Waffen-SS
00.00.1943 SS-Oberscharführer der Waffen-SS
21.06.1944 SS-Untersturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
00.00.1945 SS-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS

Decorations & Awards:
* 28.04.1945 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Obersturmführer and Kdt. Stabsquartier XI.SS-Panzer-Korps and Fhr. of the Panzer-Jagdkommando z.b.V. der SS-Führungshauptamt (an “Ausbruchsgruppe” [Breakout Group] from the Halbe Kessel)
* Per Veit Scherzer, no proof of award exists in the files of the Bundesarchiv. In a letter of 07.08.1980 from E. G. Krätschmer to Gerhard von Seemen, this award and several others were reported as officially confirmed by Führerhauptquartier (FHQ), Berlin via radio message on 28.04.1945 to the 9.Armee (then in the Halbe Kessel). Incoming radio messages of 9.Armee are no longer extant, and Scherzer points out, radio connection to FHQ in Berlin was cut off from 0500 hours on 28.04.1945. The case was reviewed by the OdR’s Ordenskommission in 1980, and their decision- clearly based in large part on the aforementioned Krätschmer letter- was “ja, 28.4.1945”.
02.10.1943 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold as SS-Unterscharführer and Zugfhr. in 1.Kompanie / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 1 / SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler", Eastern Front (based on a recommendation dated 27.07.1943 and endorsed by Div. Kdr. Theodor Wisch; approved by Korps Kom. Gen. “Sepp” Dietrich)
07.02.1942 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
16.04.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
16.04.1941 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
00.00.194_ Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Gold
20.04.1943 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Silber
25.08.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
ca. 1939 Spange “Prager Burg” zum Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
ca. 1939 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
00.00.194_ SS-Dienstauszeichnung
00.00.193_ Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze

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