Henning Schönfeld

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Henning Schönfeld
Born (1894-05-19)19 May 1894
Stettin
Died 11 March 1958(1958-03-11) (aged 63)
Bonn
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–18
1934–44
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 2. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Henning Schönfeld (19 May 1894 – 11 March 1958) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded 2. Panzer-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Henning Schönfeld retired from the army in 1944. He was taken prisoner by British troops in 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 314.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Eberhard von Nostitz
Commander of 2. Panzer-Division
5 September 1944 – 14 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Meinrad von Lauchert