Franz-Joseph Schulze

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Franz-Joseph Schulze
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Born 18 September 1918
Salzkotten
Died 31 January 2005(2005-01-31) (aged 86)
Bonn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (1937–1945)
Heer (1956–1979)
Years of service 1937–1945
1956–1979
Rank Oberleutnant (Wehrmacht)
General (Bundeswehr)
Unit Flak-Sturm-Regiment 241
Commands held 6th Panzergrenadier Division
Joint Force Command Brunssum
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz-Joseph Schulze (18 September 1918 – 31 January 2005) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II. 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. Franz-Joseph Schulze was captured by British forces in April 1945 and was held until October 1945. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1979 as a General.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 319.

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. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General Karl Schnell
Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe (NATO)
7 January 1977 – 30 September 1979
Succeeded by
General Ferdinand von Senger und Etterlin
Preceded by
Generalmajor Karl Schnell
Commander of 6th Panzergrenadier Division (Bundeswehr)
15 December 1970 – 31 March 1973
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Johannes Poeppel