Walter Scheller

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Walter Scheller
Born 27 January 1892
Hannover
Died 21 July 1944(1944-07-21) (aged 52)
Brest, Belarus
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 11 Panzer-Division
9. Panzer-Division
334. Infanterie-Division
337. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Scheller (27 January 1892 – 21 July 1944) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Walter Scheller was killed at Brest-Litovisk on 21 July 1944, during the Lublin–Brest Offensive.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 305.
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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Commander of 11. Panzer Division
20 October 1941 – 16 May 1942
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Hermann Balck
Preceded by
Generalmajor Heinrich-Hermann von Hülsen
Commander of 9. Panzer Division
4 August 1942 – 21 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Jollasse
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Heinz Ziegler
Commander of 334. Infanterie-Division
20 October 1943 – 27 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hellmuth Böhlke
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto Schünemann
Commander of 337. Infanterie-Division
27 December 1943 – 24 July 1944
Succeeded by
None