Adelbert Schulz

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Adelbert Schulz
Adelbert Schulz.jpg
Born(1903-12-20)20 December 1903
Berlin
Died28 January 1944(1944-01-28) (aged 40)
Shepetivka
Buried
German War Cemetery at Starokostiantyniv
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1935–44
RankGeneralmajor
Commands held7th Panzer Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds

Adelbert Schulz (20 December 1903 – 28 January 1944) was a German officer of the police and the Wehrmacht, at last general and division commander in the Panzertruppe during World War II. He was one of only 27 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds of Nazi Germany.

Life[edit]

Adelbert (sometimes written Adalbert) Schulz was born on 20 December 1903 in Berlin; he began his career in the police. In 1935 Schulz transferred from the Police to the German Army.[1] Schulz's unit took part in the occupations of Austria and the Sudetenland. He participated in the Battle of France serving under General Erwin Rommel. On the 29 September 1940 he received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross on 31 December 1941. On 6 August 1943 he received the Swords to his Knight's Cross and was promoted to Colonel. On 9 January 1944, he received Diamonds to his knights Cross, was promoted to Generalmajor and made commander of the 7th Panzer Division.

Death[edit]

Schulz was wounded in action in the area of Shepetivka on 28 January 1944, and died the same day.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Kurowski 2008, p. 22.
  2. ^ Kurowski 2008, p. 156.
  3. ^ Berger 1999, p. 327.
  4. ^ a b c d Scherzer 2007, p. 690.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges [With Oak Leaves and Swords. The Highest Decorated Soldiers of the Second World War] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6.
  • Kurowski, Franz (2008). Generalmajor Adelbert Schulz Mit der 7. Panzerdivision in West und Ost (in German). Flechsig Verlag. ISBN 978-3-88189-767-9.
  • 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 Militaer-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.
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Hasso von Manteuffel
Commander of 7th Panzer Division
January 1944 – 28 January 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Wolfgang Gläsemer