Scheidies, Franz

Date of birth:
February 22nd, 1890 (Grosspelken/Tilsit, Memel)
Date of death:
April 7th, 1942 (Gluschitza, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment.127 / XII.Armee-Korps / 1.Armee / Heeresgruppe C
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for his distinguished leadership during the pursuit battles from the Maginot Line to the Mosel. Particularly noteworthy were his achievements during the battle of Languimberg (17.06.1940), near Veho Gelacourt (18.06.1940) and in the storming of Azerailles (19.06.1940).
Details:
155th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 22 / 1.Infanterie-Division / XXXVIII.Armee-Korps
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
On 09.09.1941 the 1. Infanterie-Division became the first German unit to breach the outer defensive ring around Leningrad, during which the Infanterie-Regiment 22 (under the command of Oberst Scheidies) was able to advance as far as Kainelaisi on this day. Through this it was possible for the Korps to thrust to the Gulf of Finland and thereby tighten the noose around the Leningrad defenses. For his success during this fighting Scheidies would be awarded the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross.
Details:
43rd Award.

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