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Schultz, Paul

Date of birth:
October 30th, 1891 (Welzheim, Germany)
Date of death:
September 15th, 1964 (Tübingen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

10.07.1912 : Fahnenjunker
22.03.1913 : Fähnrich
17.02.1914 : Leutnant
01.04.1920 : Oberleutnant der Polizei
01.12.1923 : Hauptmann der Polizei
01.06.1935 : Major der Polizei
01.10.1935 : Major (RDA: 01.10.1934)
01.10.1937 : Oberstleutnant
01.09.1940 : Oberst
01.03.1944 : Generalmajor

10.07.1912 : entered the 2. Württembergische Infanterie-Regiment "Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen" Nr. 120 in Ulm
00.1914 : served in the Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 192 as Zug- and Kompanieführer, and Bataillonsadjutant
31.01.1920 : farewell
30.11.1919 : entrered the Württembergische Polizeiwehr in Göppingen
01.12.1923 : promoted Hundertschaftsführer in Tübingen
21.05.1930 : Police officer training course in Stuttgart, and Kommandeur of the Police in Friedrichhafen
15.05.1933 - 20.05.1933 : leadership course in Stuttgart
01.06.1935 : Kommandeur der Polizei in Ulm
01.10.1935 : transferred to the Wehrmacht as Kommandeur of the III. Bataillon of the Infanterie-Regiment in Tübingen
15.10.1935 : Kommandeur - III. Bataillon - Infanterie-Regiment 35 in Tübingen
01.10.1936 : Kommandeur - II. Bataillon - Infanterie-Regiment 35
26.08.1939 : Kommandeur - Infanterie-Ersatz-Regiment 78 in Tübingen
04.12.1939 : Kommandeur of the Infanterie-Regiment 308
01.08.1943 : Kommandeur of the Armee-Waffenschule of the 6. Armee
10.10.1944 : Kommandeur of the Armee-Waffenschule of the 8. Armee
06.04.1945 - 16.04.1945 : "Befehlshaber Slowakei/Korps Schultz" with the 710. Infanterie-Division led by Gorn and Oberst Staudinger - 6. SS-PzAOK
09.05.1945 - 11.06.1947 : US POW

29.04.1920 : maried with Hilde Rüdiger; 2 daughters and 1 son KIA near Orel the 10.07.1942 while serving oin the IR 35.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1918
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur - Infanterie-Regiment 308
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur - Infanterie-Regiment 308
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 308
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Action:
doc signed by Walter von Brauchitsch
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 308
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Action:
On the night of 09./10.08.1942 Oberst Schultz led his regiment in an attack on the city of Krasnodar-Pashkovskaya. After getting past the anti-tank ditch east of the city, he decided on his own initiative to launch an immediate attack on the heavily defended suburb of Krasnodar despite the lack of artillery preparation. He and his regiment succeeded in penetrating into the suburb, clearing one block after another of the enemy. In doing so he opened the way for the neighbouring division to penetrate into the northern part of the city. For this success Schultz was awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 308
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
On 24.07.1943 the Soviets succeeded in breaking into the defensive line of the Grenadier-Regiment 308, east of Belgorod. Schultz launched a counterattack with his troops and, with the help of two assault guns, was able to eject the attacking force (which lost several tanks). Immediately afterwards the Soviets succeeded in breaking in elsewhere, but Schultz managed to beat them back in a counterattack as well. Then for a third time the Soviets managed a break-in. Once again, Schultz was able to engage them with his last reserves and restore his former main battle line. For his success on this very hard day of fighting, Schultz received the Oakleaves.
Details:
284th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur - Infanterie-Regiment 308
Action:
in silver
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur - Infanterie-Regiment 308
Awarded on:
1940
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 2nd, 1942
Ordinul Steaua Romaniei Knight
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1941
Action:
doc signed by W. Keitel
Tsarski Orden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 192
Awarded on:
July 1916
Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 308
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur - Infanterie-Regiment 308
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 192
Awarded on:
September 1914
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur - Infanterie-Regiment 308
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