Erich Schneider

Erich Schneider

Dipl.-Ing. Erich Schneider
Born 12 August 1894
Biedenkopf
Died 3 August 1980(1980-08-03) (aged 85)
Wiesbaden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 4. Panzer-Division
14. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Dipl.-Ing. Erich Schneider[Notes 1] (12 August 1894 – 3 August 1980) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Erich Schneider was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was held until 1947.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. ^ In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 312.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
Bibliography
  •  
  • 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
  • Erich Schneider @ Axis Biographical Research at the Wayback Machine (archived February 16, 2011)
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Heinrich Eberbach
Commander of 4. Panzer-Division
14 November 1942 – 31 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Dietrich von Saucken
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Flörke
Commander of 14. Infanterie-Division
28 December 1944 – 20 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Paul von Below