Wilhelm Schröder

Wilhelm Schröder

Wilhelm Schröder
Born (1896-07-07)7 July 1896
Sommersell
Died 17 July 1979(1979-07-17) (aged 83)
Witten
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–20
1935–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 580
Kampfgruppe Schröder
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Wilhelm Heinrich August Schröder (7 July 1896 – 17 July 1979) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.

Contents

  • Awards and decorations 1
    • Wehrmachtbericht reference 1.1
  • References 2
    • Citations 2.1
    • Bibliography 2.2
  • External links 3

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
15 April 1944 In den schweren Kämpfen der letzten Tage haben sich die Kampfgruppen unter Führung von Major Schröder und Hauptmann Heidelberg besonders ausgezeichnet.[4] In the heavy fighting of recent days, the combat groups led by Major Schröder and Captain Heidelberg have particularly distinguished themselves.

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 287.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 316.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 81.

Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht