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August Schmidt

August Schmidt
Born 3 November 1892
Died 17 January 1972(1972-01-17) (aged 79)
Buried at Munich Waldfriedhof
Plot 426—Row 1—Grave 530
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911-45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 50. Infanterie-Division
10th Panzergrenadier Division
LXXII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

August Schmidt (3 November 1892 – 17 January 1972) was a German general who commanded the 10th Panzergrenadier Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. August Schmidt was captured by Soviet troops in April 1945 and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 265.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 309.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Karl-Adolf Hollidt
Commander of 50. Infanterie-Division
31 January 1942 – 1 March 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Schmidt
Preceded by
Oberst Hans Traut
Commander of 10. Panzergrenadier-Division
May 1942 – September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Herold
Preceded by
Generalmajor Georg Zwade
Commander of LXXII. Armeekorps
15 September 1944 – 22 January 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Anton Grasser

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