Schmidt, Richard (WH-253.infanterie-Division)

Date of birth:
August 12th, 1898 (Kolmar/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
November 7th, 1977
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Richard Schmidt finally reached the rank of Generalmajor.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Infanterie-Regiment 473 / 253.infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1941
Action:
Received for action in Lithuania on 22-25 June 1941.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
III. / Infanterie-Regiment 473 / 253.infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Reigment 473 / 253.infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Boenninghausen C. Frhr. Von, 253. Infanterie Division: Weg und Ende einer rheinisch westfälischen Division im Osten 1941-1945, Selbstverlag, 1972
    - 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
    - Axis History Factbook
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945