Schmidt, Hermann (WH-Artillerie-Regiment 81)

Date of birth:
May 13th, 1915 (Braunetsried-Vohenstrauß/Upper-Palatinate, Germany)
Date of death:
July 1st, 2002 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


Hermann Schmidt finally reache the rank of Major im Generalstab during the Second World War. After the war he served with the Bundeswehr from December 1st, 1959 until March 31st, 1974 and there finally reached the rank of Oberst im Generalstab.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Hauptmann (Captain)
Kommandeur IV. / Artillerie-Regiment 81 / 97.Jäger-Division / XXXXIV.Armeekorps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - 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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945