Schury, Otto

Date of birth:
October 22nd, 1903 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 11th, 1979 (Brannenburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
2/Geb.Jg.Rgt.100
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1941
Here follows an excerpt from Schury's Knight's Cross recommendation...

"Major Schury has distinguished himself through prudent bravado and determination. He played a decisive role in the capture of Chaniahat, and in doing so made a great contribution to the breaking of the English will to resist and the conquest of Crete."
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Jg.Rgt.229
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Schury received the Oakleaves for his leadership of the Jäger-Regiment 229 during the following actions...
1) The heavy fighting in the forests NW of Zukow (23.04.1944-07.05.1944).
2) The offensive and defensive battles east of Delatyn (08.05.1944-15.07.1944).
3) The battle of Lemberg (16.07.1944-27.07.1944). As Schury and his troops found themselves surrounded by enemies from both the East and West in the area of Winniczki, they received the mission to break out to the SW.
Schury led the right group of his regiment. It reached the It reached Dawidow-Lemberg road and stormed Krotoszyn. West of the village the regimental staff and a platoon from 6. Kompanie became separated from the majority of the group, but were under Schury's skillful leadership able to cross the Lemberg-Stryj road and reach the German lines. The larger group meanwhile was also able to cross into friendly territory on 27.07.1944.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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