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Franz Scheidies
Born (1890-12-22)22 December 1890
Died 7 April 1942(1942-04-07) (aged 51)
Place of birth Grosspelken near Tilsit
Place of death near Gluschitza
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1905 – 1942
Rank Generalmajor (posthumously promoted)
Unit 12. Infanterie-Division
Commands held Infanterie-Regiments 27
61. Infanterie Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves

Franz Scheidies (22 December 1890 – 7 April 1942) was a German general during World War II and 2nd recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub) serving in the infantry. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Scheidis was killed by a Soviet sniper on 7 April 1942 near Gluschitza.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. According to Fellgiebel on 5 August 1940 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 127.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 250.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 658.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 375.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2300-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General of Infantry Siegfried Haenicke
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
27 March 1942 - 7 April 1942
Succeeded by
Lieutenant General Werner Hühner

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