Werner Schulze

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Werner Schulze
Nickname(s) "Papa Schulze"
Born 15 January 1895
Calbe
Died 3 November 1966(1966-11-03) (aged 71)
Stuttgart
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913 – 1923
1935 – 1945
Rank Generalmajor der Reserves
Commands held 329. Infanterie-Division
131. Infanterie-Division
14. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Werner Schulze (15 January 1895 – 3 November 1966) was a highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve 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 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. Werner Schulze was captured by British troops in 1945 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
21 September 1944 (Addendum) Im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront haben sich die ostpreußische 121. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Oberst Rank und die rheinisch-westfälische 329. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Oberst d. R. Schulze durch hervorragenden Kampfgeist bewährt.[4] In the norther sector of the Eastern Front, the East Prussian 121st Infantry Division under the command of Colonel Rank (sic) and the Rhenish-Westphalian 329th Infantry Division under the command of Colonel of the Reserves Schulze, have proven themselves to be excellent.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1998, p. 305.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 320.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 254.
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 (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
Generalleutnant Dr. Johannes Mayer
Commander of 329. Infanterie-Division
16 July 1944 – 20 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Konrad Menkel
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Weber
Commander of 131. Infanterie-Division
28 October 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Oberst Kirch
Commander of 14. Infanterie-Division
March 1945 – April 1945
Succeeded by
none