Gustav Pfeil
Fictional Character
"Drang von Osten"
Set in the Future
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Germany
Occupation: Soldier

Gustav Pfeil was a wachtmeister in the German military in the 2040s, serving with the Forty-First Panzergrenadiers. He participated in the German-led offensive into Russia in 2041 to fight the People's Liberation Army of China. Within a two years, that offensive had been halted, and Pfeil found himself in a long retreat back west into Ukraine.[1]

Under rocket fire, Pfeil and Gefreiter Jürgen Sack were able to successfully cross the Trubezh and make their way to Kiev, surviving a shell landing on the barge evacuating them.[2] They made contact with German military police occupying a farm house. After they explained themselves to the satisfaction of the head MP, he directed them to a Kampfgruppe. They were intercepted by a pair of Norwegian troops. A Norwegian named Olaf led them to a field kitchen further down the road.[3] The two Germans ate with Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes. When the position came under attack, Pfeil received an injury to the thigh. Sack began initial treatment. A Danish medic arrived, and Sack and the Norwegian agreed to act as stretcher carriers.[4] They successfully carried Pfeil to a medical tent.[5]


  1. See, e.g., We Install and Other Stories, loc 417, ebook.
  2. Ibid., loc 431-492.
  3. Ibid., pg. 525.
  4. Ibid., loc. 541-556.
  5. Ibid, loc. 572-588.