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Scherer, Theodor

Date of birth:
July 17th, 1889 (Höchstädt/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
May 11th, 1951 (Ludwigsburg/Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 507
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on August 26th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 507
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on January 17th 1920.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 281. Sicherungs-Division / XXXIX. Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1942
Awarded for his achievements during the first month of the battle of Cholm, where he commanded an ad-hoc group of about 5,000 men and succeeded in holding the town despite being cut off in winter and lacking heavy weapons.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 281. Sicherungs-Division / 16. Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Also awarded for his leadership of the defenders of Cholm. The Oakleaves was bestowed to him following the relief of the town.
92nd Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 281.Sicherungs-Division / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1942
Cholmschild

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