Erich Schneider

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Dipl.-Ing. Erich Schneider
Born 12 August 1894
Biedenkopf
Died 3 August 1980(1980-08-03) (aged 85)
Wiesbaden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 4. Panzer-Division
14. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Dipl.-Ing. Erich Schneider[Notes 1] (12 August 1894 – 3 August 1980) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Erich Schneider was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 312.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
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). 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Eberbach
Commander of 4. Panzer-Division
14 November 1942 – 31 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Dietrich von Saucken
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Flörke
Commander of 14. Infanterie-Division
28 December 1944 – 20 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Paul von Below