Wilhelm Schmalz

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Wilhelm Schmalz
Born (1901-03-01)1 March 1901
Reußen
Died 14 March 1983(1983-03-14) (aged 82)
Braunfels
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Luftwaffe
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann Göring
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wilhelm Schmalz (1 March 1901 – 14 March 1983) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. Schmalz surrendered to the American troops in May 1945. He was accused of war crimes in Italy, but after 5 years the charges were dropped.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 262.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 410.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 308.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.

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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Paul Conrath
Commander of Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann Göring
16 April 1944 - 30 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hanns-Horst von Necker
Preceded by
None
Commander of Fallschirm-Panzerkorps Hermann Göring
4 October 1944 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None