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Werner Schulze

Werner Schulze
Nickname(s) "Papa Schulze"
Born 15 January 1895
Died 3 November 1966(1966-11-03) (aged 71)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–23
Rank Generalmajor der Reserves
Commands held 329. Infanterie-Division
131. Infanterie-Division
14. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

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

Werner Schulze (15 January 1895 – 3 November 1966) was a highly decorated Generalmajor der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Werner Schulze was captured by British troops in 1945 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
21 September 1944 (Addendum) Im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront haben sich die ostpreußische 121. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Oberst Rank und die rheinisch-westfälische 329. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Oberst d. R. Schulze durch hervorragenden Kampfgeist bewährt.[4] In the norther sector of the Eastern Front, the East Prussian 121st Infantry Division under the command of Colonel Rank (sic) and the Rhenish-Westphalian 329th Infantry Division under the command of Colonel of the Reserves Schulze, have proven themselves to be excellent.


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1998, p. 305.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 320.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 254.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Johannes Mayer
Commander of 329. Infanterie-Division
16 July 1944 – 20 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Konrad Menkel
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Weber
Commander of 131. Infanterie-Division
28 October 1944 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Oberst Kirch
Commander of 14. Infanterie-Division
March 1945 – April 1945
Succeeded by
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