Paul Schultz

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Paul Schultz
Born (1891-10-30)30 October 1891
Died 15 September 1964(1964-09-15) (aged 72)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1912–20
1935–45
Rank Generalmajor
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Paul Schultz (30 October 1891 – 15 September 1964) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

In April 1940 Schultz took part in Operation Weserubung and the invasion of Denmark at the head of the newly established 308 Infantry Regiment. Later that year, he took part in the invasion of France. On 1 September 1940 he was promoted colonel. Starting in June 1941 Paul Schultz led his regiment in the attack on southern Russia, where he was awarded on 18 October 1941 the German Cross in Gold.

In the fight for Krasnodar in the summer of 1942, Paul Schultz distinguished himself and on 3 September 1942 was presented with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. On 1 August 1, 1943 he was appointed commander of the Army Aviation School of the 6th Army. On 26 August 1943 he was awarded retroactively the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for contribution to the fight for the Kuban Bridgeheads.

On 1 March 1944 Paul Schultz was promoted to Generalmajor and on 10 October 1944 assumed command of the Waffenschule (weapons school) of the 8th Army. Schultz surrendered to the American forces in May 1945 with the 8th Army.

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  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 298.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 428.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 318.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.

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.