Werner Schmidt-Hammer

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Werner Schmidt-Hammer
Born 26 September 1894
Died 4 January 1962(1962-01-04) (aged 67)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 168. Infanterie-Division
LXXII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Schmidt-Hammer (26 September 1894 – 4 January 1962) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Schmidt-Hammer surrendered to the Red Army in the course of the Soviet Prague Offensive in May 1945. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until October 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 311.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Chales de Beaulieu
Commander of 168. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1943 – 8 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Carl Anders
Preceded by
Generalmajor Carl Anders
Commander of 168. Infanterie-Division
9 December 1944 – 6 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dr. Maximilian Roßkopf
Preceded by
Generalmajor Dr. Maximilian Roßkopf
Commander of 168. Infanterie-Division
April 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Anton Grasser
Commander of LXXII. Armeekorps
April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None