August Schmidt

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August Schmidt
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Born 3 November 1892
Died 17 January 1972(1972-01-17) (aged 79)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 50th Infantry Division
10th Panzergrenadier Division
LXXII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

August Schmidt (3 November 1892 – 17 January 1972) was a German general who commanded the 10th Infantry Division during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Schmidt surrendered to the Red Army in April 1945. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 265.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 309.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • 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
Generaloberst Karl-Adolf Hollidt
Commander of 50. Infanterie-Division
31 January 1942 – 1 March 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Schmidt
Preceded by
Oberst Hans Traut
Commander of 10. Panzergrenadier-Division
May 1942 – September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Herold
Preceded by
Generalmajor Georg Zwade
Commander of LXXII. Armeekorps
15 September 1944 – 22 January 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Anton Grasser