Schmid, Karl (Lw-Fallschirmjäger)

Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Karl Schmid was part of the Sturm-Abteilung Koch and later the 13. Kompanie, IV. Bataillon, Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1. In February 1943 he transferred with the IV. Bataillon to the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 as its II. Bataillon. Later he transferred to 13. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 11. In 1945 he was send for recovery and rest to Ascherleben and Torgau, after which he was taken POW in Herfeld in April 1945.
Certain is he served at Maleme, Crete in 1941, Russia in 1942, at Monte Rotondo in 1943 and in Italy in 1944, where he earned his DKiG.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger
Unit:
13. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 11, 4. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Action:
Awarded for action at Bologna, Italy on September 19th, 1944.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger
Unit:
13. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 11, 4. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Action:
Awarded for a wound received on September 19th, 1944 in Bologna, Italy.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

Sources

  • Photo 1: Bill Treseler
  • Photo: Bill Treseler
  • - Ritterkreuz Archiv III/2010, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, September 2010, ISSN 1866-4709
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