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Schmalz, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
March 1st, 1901 (Reußen/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
March 14th, 1983 (Braunfels/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I./Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I./Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I./Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Kradschützen-Bataillons 59
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Brigade z.b.V., Panzer-Division "Hermann Göring", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1943
Details:
357th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Gareth Collins
  • Photo: Gareth Collins via Axis Biographical Research
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Bender and Petersen, "Hermann Göring": from Regiment to Fallschirmpanzerkorps, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1993
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht.de

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