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Friedrich Schulz

Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz
Nickname(s) Fritz
Born (1897-10-15)15 October 1897
Nettkow, Silesia
Died 30 November 1976(1976-11-30) (aged 79)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–45
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held III.Armeekorps
17. Armee
Heeresgruppe Süd
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Karl Friedrich "Fritz" Wilhelm Schulz (15 October 1897 – 30 November 1976) was a German general of infantry, serving during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.


Schulz was born on 15 October 1897 in Schlesisch Nettkow in the Province of Silesia, a province of the German Kingdom of Prussia. Today it is Czerwieńsk in the Zielona Góra County, Poland.


Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
14 March 1944 So haben sich in den letzten Tagen die Panzergrenadierdivision "Großdeutschland" unter Führung des Generalleutnants v. Manteuffel und die Truppen des LIX. Armeekorps unter Führung des Generalleutnant Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz besonders hervorgetan.[5] Thus in the last days, the Panzer Grenadier Division "Großdeutschland" under the leadership of Lieutenant-General von Manteuffel and the troops of the LIX. Army Corps under the command of Lieutenant-General Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz have particularly excelled.


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 301.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 392.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 47.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 57.

External links

  • "Friedrich Schulz". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Johann Sinnhuber
Commander of 28. Jäger Division
1 May 1943 – 25 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hubertus Lamey
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Heinz Ziegler
Commander of III. Armeekorps
25 November 1943 – 9 January 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Hermann Breith
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Kurt von der Chevallerie
Commander of LIX. Armeekorps
8 February 1944 – 22 March 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Edgar Röhricht
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Karl Allmendinger
Commander of 17. Armee
26 July 1944 – 30 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
General Paul Hausser
Commander of Heeresgruppe G
5 April 1945 – 6 May 1945
Succeeded by

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