Otto Schury

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Otto Schury
Born 22 October 1903
Died 11 December 1979(1979-12-11) (aged 76)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 100th Light Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Otto Schury (22 October 1903 – 11 December 1979) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

In February 1945, Schury was appointed commander of the 100th Jäger Division. Promoted to major general (Generalmajor) in April, his command surrendered to the Soviet Army in Silesia the following month and Schury was imprisoned in the Soviet Union. He was released in 1955.[1] and died in 1979.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mitcham 2007, pp. 247–248.
  2. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 306.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 432.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 320.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.

References[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. 
  • Mitcham, Jr., Samuel W. (2007). German Order of Battle, Volume Two: 291st–999th Infantry Divisions, Named Infantry Divisions, and Special Divisions in WWII. Mechanicsburg, PA, United States: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3437-0. 
  • 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. 
  • 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
Oberst Hans Kreppel
Commander of 100th Jäger Division
1 February 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
None