Gustav Schmidt (general)

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Gustav Richard Ernst Schmidt
Born (1894-04-24)24 April 1894
Died 7 August 1943(1943-08-07) (aged 49)
Belgorod, Soviet Union
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1913–43
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 19th Panzer Division
Battles/wars Belgorod-Khar'kov Offensive Operation  
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gustav Schmidt (24 April 1894  – 7 August 1943) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Schmidt committed suicide on 7 August 1943 to avoid capture by the Red Army in the course of the Soviet Belgorod-Khar'kov Offensive Operation.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 267.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 412.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 310.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.

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. 
  • 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 Otto von Knobelsdorff
Commander of 19. Panzer-Division
5 January 1942 – 7 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Källner