Erich Schopper

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Erich Schopper
Born 2 July 1892
Zeulenroda-Triebes
Died 18 August 1978(1978-08-18) (aged 86)
Minden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 81. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erich Schopper (2 July 1892 – 18 August 1978) 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. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 315.
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
Generalmajor Hugo Ribstein
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
8 December 1941 - 1 March 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
13 March 1943 - 1 June 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gottfried Weber
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
30 June 1943 - 5 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Vollrath Lübbe