Curt Schille

Curt Schille

Curt Schille
Born 28 November 1910
Zeulenroda
Died 19 December 1985(1985-12-19) (aged 75)
Stuttgart
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1928–45
1956–67
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Pionier-Battalion 24
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Curt Schille (28 November 1910 – 19 December 1985) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 256.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 306.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com