Heinrich-Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff

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Heinrich-Walter Wilhelm Ernst Wiwigens Konrad Bronsart von Schellendorff
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-301-1955-11, Oberst von Schellendorff, General Walter Krüger.jpg
Oberst von Schellendorff (left) and General der Panzertruppe Walter Krüger (center)
Born 21 September 1906
Neustrelitz
Died 12 September 1944(1944-09-12) (aged 37)
near Château-Salins, France
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–1944
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held 111.Panzer-Brigade
Battles/wars

Second World War

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

Heinrich-Walter Wilhelm Ernst Wiwigens Konrad Bronsart von Schellendorff (21 September 1906 – 12 September 1944) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. 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. Heinrich-Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff was killed on 12 September 1944 near Château-Salins, France. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 84.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 124.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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