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Josef Schmidt
Born (1893-08-18)18 August 1893
Died 28 January 1943(1943-01-28) (aged 49)
Place of birth Breslau
Place of death Voronezh
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1918
1937–1943
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 199
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Military Advisor in Afghanistan

Josef Schmidt (18 August 1893 – 28 January 1943) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Josef Schmidt was killed on 28 January 1943 in Voronezh, Russia. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 31 January 1943 and was also promoted to Generalmajor.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 310.
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). 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.

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