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Schulz, Adelbert

    Date of birth:
    December 20th, 1903 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    January 28th, 1944 (Shepetovka/Khmelnitsky Oblast, Soviet Union)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Adelbert Schulz was born on December 20th, 1903 as the son of a civil worker. At first he studied for a career to be banking director, but in 1925 he changed his career to the Polizei. He transferred to the Wehrmacht on October 1st, 1935.

    According to several sources his first name is written as Adelbert. The Volksbund however has him in their database as Adalbert.

    Promotions:
    December 20th, 1925: Polizeianwärter;
    1927: Polizeiwachtmeister;
    April 20th, 1934: Polizeileutnant;
    October 1st, 1935: Oberleutnant;
    1940: Hauptmann;
    January 1st, 1942: Major;
    January 1943: Oberstleutnant;
    November 1st, 1943: Oberst;
    January 1st, 1944: Generalmajor;

    Career:
    ?: Berliner Realgymnasium;
    ?: Bankangestellter;
    1923 - 1924: Hanselshochschule;
    December 20th, 1925: Preußischen Kasernierten Landespolizei;
    December 1925 - 1927: Polizeischule Brandenburg;
    October 1st, 1935: Wehrmacht;
    October 12th, 1937: Chef 1. Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 25;
    ?: Chef I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25;
    June 6th, 1940: Kommandeur I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25;
    March 5th, 1943: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 25;
    January 1st, 1944 - January 26th, 1944: Urlaub;
    January 26th, 1944 - January 28th, 1944: Kommandeur 7. Panzer-Division (appointed January 1st, 1944).

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    May 24th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    1. Kompanie, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    May 29th, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Chef, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    September 29th, 1940
    Details:
    226th Heer Award.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, I. Abteilung, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    December 31st, 1941
    Details:
    47th Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    August 6th, 1943
    Details:
    33rd Award.
    Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 25, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    December 14th, 1943
    Details:
    9th Award.
    Ritterkreuz, Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalmajor (Brigadier)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, 7. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    January 30th, 1944
    Action:
    Mentioning:
    "The commander of an armoured division major general Schulz, who received the highest award for bravery from the Führer a few days ago, found at the head of his division a heroic death in this combat. With him the army loses one of his best officers, the armoured force an exemplary commander."
    Wehrmachtbericht
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    Silver version.
    Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

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