Franz Scheidies

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Franz Scheidies
Born (1890-12-22)22 December 1890
Died 7 April 1942(1942-04-07) (aged 51)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1905–42
Rank Generalmajor (posthumously)
Commands held 61st Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Franz Scheidies (22 December 1890 – 7 April 1942) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during the Second World War and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Scheidis was killed by a Soviet sniper on 7 April 1942.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 250.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 658.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm [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 of Infantry Siegfried Haenicke
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
27 March 1942 - 7 April 1942
Succeeded by
Lieutenant General Werner Hühner