Schmelzer, Heinrich

Date of birth:
March 14th, 1914 (Nesselroden/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
1985
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptscharführer
Unit:
3. / SS-Pionier-Bataillon 2 "Das Reich"
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Oberstrurmführer
Unit:
Führer 16. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Das Reich"
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit:
Chef 1. / SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon "Das Reich"
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1945
Details:
756th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit:
Kompanieführer 16. / SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "DR"
Awarded on:
1945
Nahkampfspange in Gold

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.