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Hans Schmidt (general of the infantry)

Hans Schmidt
Born (1877-04-28)28 April 1877
Died 5 June 1948(1948-06-05) (aged 71)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1895–45
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 260. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans Schmidt (28 April 1877 – 5 June 1948) is a German General of the Infantry who served in the Heer in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.


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



  1. ^ According to Scherzer as Generalleutnant.[3]


  1. ^ Rangliste des Deutschen Reichsheeres, Mittler & Sohn Verlag, Berlin 1930, S.108
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 268.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 669.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 381.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 74.
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Français WorldHeritage.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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

  • (German) Hans Schmidt sur Lexikon der Wehrmacht

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