Paul Schulze (officer)

Paul Schulze (officer)

Paul Joseph Schulze
Born (1913-01-06)6 January 1913
Died 28 July 1980(1980-07-28) (aged 67)
Allegiance Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberst der Reserve (Bundeswehr)
Unit Panzer-Regiment 21
Panzer-Lehr-Regiment 130
Commands held Panzer-Abteilung 21

World War II

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

Paul Joseph Schulze (6 January 1913 – 28 July 1980) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 304.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 319.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht