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Hinrich Schuldt
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Hinrich Schuldt
Born (1901-01-14)14 January 1901
Died 15 March 1944(1944-03-15) (aged 43)
Place of birth Blankenese
Place of death near Newel
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1922–1944
Rank Brigadeführer
Unit SMS Elsass
Commands held SS Brigade Schuldt
19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (posthumously)

SS-Brigadeführer Hinrich Schuldt (14 January 1901 – 15 March 1944) was a German Waffen-SS officer and a posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). 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. He was killed in action by an anti-tank shell.

Career[edit | edit source]

Hinrich Schuldt was born on 14 January 1901 in Blankenese, Hamburg. He joined the military service in the Reichsmarine in 1922 as an officer candidate. He was promoted to Leutnant zur See (Second Lieutenant) in 1926 and served on the battleship SMS Elsass. In 1933 he transferred to newly formed SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and took command of the 3rd company.

Notable decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 296.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 427.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 391.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 42.
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) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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]. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS (in German). Coburg, Germany: Nation Europa Verlag GmbH. ISBN 3-920677-43-9.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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
none
Commander of 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
January 1944 – 15 March 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock


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