Schmidt, Erich (Wh-Panzer)

Date of birth:
February 10th, 1911 (Gießen/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
November 13th, 1977 (Bensheim an der Bergstraße/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

After the Second World War, Erich Schmidt served with the Bundeswehr and there finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

Career:
?: III. / Panzer-Regiment 4;
?: Kommandeur schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507;
?: Bundeswehr.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Regiment 4
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer Panzer-Regiment der Führer-Grenadier-Division
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Details:
The recommendation arrived to the OKH/PA/P5 on March 24th, 1945 and was submitted on March 29th. According to the Kommandant and Adjutant of the Führer-Grenadier-Division the awarding was made. No confirmation has been found in any archive.
According to the numbers, this would have been the 877th awarding.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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