Schmid, Anton

Date of birth:
July 23rd, 1897 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 29th, 1945 (near Weitin/Neubrandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Anton Schmid is reported missing since 29th April 1945 near Weitin/Neubrandenburg, Germany.

Promotions:
1st June 1942: Oberstleutnant;
3rd November 1943: Oberst.

Career:
?: Diensteintritt
?: Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 10 / 8.Panzer-Division;
24th July 1943 : Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 100 / 21.Panzer-Division (was responsible for the formation and training of this unit);
22nd January 1944: Führer-Reserve;
3rd May 1944: Stabsoffizier Panzerbekämpfung 3.Panzer-Armee, Stopak;
?: Führer Kampfgruppe 286.Infanterie-Division;
25th April 1945 : mir der Führung beauftragt der 281.Infanterie-Division;
29th April 1945: MIA Weitin / Neubrandenburg.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1941
Details:
307th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzer-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Führer Kampfgruppe 286.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1945
Details:
The award ceremony took place on 16.02.1945 at the HQ of Panzer-Armee Oberkommando 3 at Rummelsburg / Hinterpommern. He received this award out of the hands of Generaloberst Erhard Raus, Kdr. Pz.-A.O.K.3.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Koen Hermsen
  • Photo: Koen Hermsen
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Personnel collection of Koen Hermsen
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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