17 December 1903|
Posen, Province of Posen (modern Poland)
12 January 1945
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||
|Rank||Oberst der Reserve|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Heinrich Schüler (17 December 1903 – 12 January 1945) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve 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. Heinrich Schüler was killed on 12 January 1945 near Weichselbogen, Poland, during the Vistula-Oder Offensive.
Awards and decorations
Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (22 December 1939)
- 1st Class (25 June 1941)
Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
- Eastern Front Medal (1 September 1942)
- German Cross in Gold (28 February 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 317.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.
- 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.
- World War 2 Awards.com
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht