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Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz
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Nickname Fritz
Born (1897-10-15)15 October 1897
Died 30 November 1976(1976-11-30) (aged 79)
Place of birth Nettkow, Silesia
Place of death Freudenstadt
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held III.Armeekorps
17. Armee
Heeresgruppe Süd
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Karl Friedrich "Fritz" Wilhelm Schulz (15 October 1897 – 30 November 1976) was a German general of infantry, serving during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career[edit | edit source]

Schulz was born on 15 October 1897 in Schlesisch Nettkow in the Province of Silesia, a province of the German Kingdom of Prussia. Today it is Czerwieńsk in the Zielona Góra County, Poland.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
14 March 1944 So haben sich in den letzten Tagen die Panzergrenadierdivision "Großdeutschland" unter Führung des Generalleutnants v. Manteuffel und die Truppen des LIX. Armeekorps unter Führung des Generalleutnant Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz besonders hervorgetan.[5] Thus in the last days, the Panzer Grenadier Division "Großdeutschland" under the leadership of Lieutenant-General von Manteuffel and the troops of the LIX. Army Corps under the command of Lieutenant-General Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz have particularly excelled.

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas 1998, p. 301.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 392.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 47.
  5. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 57.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Wien, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 - 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch - Zwernemann (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 3-932381-22-X.
  • 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.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Johann Sinnhuber
Commander of 28. Jäger Division
1 May 1943 – 25 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hubertus Lamey
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Heinz Ziegler
Commander of III. Armeekorps
25 November 1943 – 9 January 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Hermann Breith
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Kurt von der Chevallerie
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
8 February 1944 – 22 March 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Edgar Röhricht
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Karl Allmendinger
Commander of 17. Armee
26 July 1944 – 30 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
General Paul Hausser
Commander of Heeresgruppe G
5 April 1945 – 6 May 1945
Succeeded by
none


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