Friedrich Schulz

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Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz
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Nickname(s) Fritz
Born (1897-10-15)15 October 1897
Nettkow, Silesia
Died 30 November 1976(1976-11-30) (aged 79)
Freudenstadt
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held III.Armeekorps
17. Armee
Heeresgruppe Süd
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Karl Friedrich "Fritz" Wilhelm Schulz (15 October 1897 – 30 November 1976) was a German general of infantry, serving during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career[edit]

Schulz was born on 15 October 1897 in Schlesisch Nettkow in the Province of Silesia, a province of the German Kingdom of Prussia. Today it is Czerwieńsk in the Zielona Góra County, Poland.

Awards[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
14 March 1944 So haben sich in den letzten Tagen die Panzergrenadierdivision "Großdeutschland" unter Führung des Generalleutnants v. Manteuffel und die Truppen des LIX. Armeekorps unter Führung des Generalleutnant Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz besonders hervorgetan.[5] Thus in the last days, the Panzer Grenadier Division "Großdeutschland" under the leadership of Lieutenant-General von Manteuffel and the troops of the LIX. Army Corps under the command of Lieutenant-General Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz have particularly excelled.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 301.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 392.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 47.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 57.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Wien, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • 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. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch – Zwernemann [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color III Radusch – Zwernemann] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-22-5. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Johann Sinnhuber
Commander of 28. Jäger Division
1 May 1943 – 25 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hubertus Lamey
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Heinz Ziegler
Commander of III. Armeekorps
25 November 1943 – 9 January 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Hermann Breith
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Kurt von der Chevallerie
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
8 February 1944 – 22 March 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Edgar Röhricht
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Karl Allmendinger
Commander of 17. Armee
26 July 1944 – 30 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
General Paul Hausser
Commander of Heeresgruppe G
5 April 1945 – 6 May 1945
Succeeded by
none