Schröder, Wilhelm

Date of birth:
July 7th, 1896 (Sommersell/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 17th, 1979 (Witten a.d. Ruhr/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Besides the EK2 and EK1, Wilhelm Schröder also received the Lippisches Verdienstkreuz (November 1st, 1917), and the Schlesicher Adler 1. and 2. Klasse (October 28th, 1919) for his services prior to the Second World War.

Promotions:
July 1st, 1920: Wachtmeister (Schutzpolizei)
1920: Leutnant
1930: Oberleutnant
1935: Hauptmann;
April 1st, 1940: Major;
April 1st, 1942: Oberstleutnant;
September 1st, 1944: Oberst.

Career:
August 19th, 1915: Rekrut Infanterie-Ersatz-Regiment 67;
?: Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 580;
?: Kommandeur, Kampfgruppe Schröder.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on August 16th, 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1943
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1943
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1943
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on June 17th, 1924.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 580, 306. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Kampfgruppe Schröder, 408. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1945
Details:
779th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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