Otto Schury

Otto Schury

Otto Schury
Born 22 October 1903
Died 11 December 1979(1979-12-11) (aged 76)
Buried at Munich Waldfriedhof
Plot 199—Row 1—Grave 6
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 100. Jäger Division

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Otto Schury (22 October 1903 – 11 December 1979) 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 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. Otto Schury was captured by Soviet forces in May 1945 and was held until October 1955.

Awards and decorations

Otto Schury was tasked with the leadership of the 100. Jäger-Division on 1 November before he officially became its commander on 7 February 1945. His personnel file contains a handwritten comment that he had been nominated for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.[4]

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
11 August 1944 In den Kämpfen an der Ostfront haben sich die westfälische 371. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Generalleutnant Niehoff und das Jägerregiment 229 unter Oberst Schury hervorragend bewährt.[5] In the battles on the Eastern Front, the Westphalian 371 Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant-General Niehoff and the 229 Infantry Regiment under Colonel Schury have proved themselves to be excellent.


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 306.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 320.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.
  4. ^ Berger 1999, p. 394.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 199.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Hans Kreppel
Commander of 100. Jäger Division
1 February 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by