Schulze, Heinrich

Date of birth:
March 27th, 1912 (Neuengeseke/Western Phalia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 25th, 1945 (Between Uckerath and Kircheib, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from April 1st 1930.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Stabsfeldwebel (Sergeant Major)
Unit:
Zugführer 2. / Panzer-Abteilung 116 / 16. Panzergrenadier-Division / 1.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1943
Action:
On 18.07.1943 Schulze led his Panzer platoon in a daring attack on a key hill held by the Soviets. Despite being wounded in the neck he continued to lead at the point of the assault, where upon reaching the hilltop they flushed the enemy troops out of their bunkers with machine pistols and hand grenades. This enabled the friendly German infantry to move in and seize this position, which was vital for containing the major enemy break-in attempt along the Mius. For this action Schulze would receive the Knight's Cross.
Details:
Submitted on August 10th 1943.
Preliminary document on August 19th 1943 to Heeresgruppe Süd.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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