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Franz Scheidies

Franz Scheidies
Born (1890-12-22)22 December 1890
Grosspelken near Tilsit, East Prussia
Died 7 April 1942(1942-04-07) (aged 51)
near Gluschitza
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1905–42
Rank Generalmajor (posthumously promoted)
Unit 12. Infanterie-Division
Commands held Infanterie-Regiments 27
61. Infanterie Division

First World War
Second World War

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

Franz Scheidies (22 December 1890 – 7 April 1942) was a German general during the Second World War and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub), serving in the infantry. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade with Oak Leaves was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Scheidis was killed by a Soviet sniper on 7 April 1942 near Gluschitza.


  • Awards 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4



  1. ^ According to Fellgiebel on 5 August 1940 as Oberstleutnant and commander of Infanterie-Regiment 127.[3]


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 250.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 658.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 375.
  • 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

  • "Franz Scheidies". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General of Infantry Siegfried Haenicke
Commander of 61. Infanterie-Division
27 March 1942 - 7 April 1942
Succeeded by
Lieutenant General Werner Hühner

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