Franz-Joseph Schulze

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Franz-Joseph Schulze
Born 18 September 1918
Died 31 January 2005(2005-01-31) (aged 86)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Army (Bundeswehr)
Rank General
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 German general who was the Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe (NATO). During World War II, he served in the Luftwaffe and was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 319.
  • 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. 
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