Hinrich Schuldt

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Hinrich Schuldt
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SS-Standartenführer Hinrich Schuldt
Born (1901-01-14)14 January 1901
Blankenese, Province of Schleswig-Holstein, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 15 March 1944(1944-03-15) (aged 43)
near Newel, Rhine Province, Free State of Prussia, Nazi Germany
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1922–44
Rank Brigadeführer
Service number NSDAP #975,664
Unit SMS Elsass
Commands held SS Brigade Schuldt
19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (posthumously)

SS-Brigadeführer Hinrich Schuldt (14 January 1901 – 15 March 1944) was a German Waffen-SS officer and a posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). 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. He was killed in action by an anti-tank shell.(Needs elaboration or correction: how could he get killed in action by an anti tank shell at that location at that time, where there was no military action)

Career

Hinrich Schuldt was born on 14 January 1901 in Blankenese, Hamburg. He joined the military service in the Reichsmarine in 1922 as an officer candidate. He was promoted to Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant, Ensign) in 1926 and served on the battleship Elsass. In 1933 he transferred to newly formed SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and took command of the 3rd company.

Awards

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
29 February 1944 Bei den schweren Abwehrkämpfen im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront hat sich die 2. Lettische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade unter Führung des Eichenlaubträgers SS-Oberführer Schuldt und ihres lettischen Infanterieführers, des Ritterkreuzträgers Standartenführer Weiß [sic], besonders ausgezeichnet.[7] In heavy defensive combat in the northern sector of the Eastern Front, the 2nd Latvian SS-Volunteer-Brigade led by Oak Leaves bearer SS-Oberführer Schuldt and their Latvian infantry officer, the Knight's Cross bearer Standartenführer Weiß, have especially distinguished themselves.

Notes

  1. According to Scherzer as SS-Infanterie-Regiment 4 "Reichsführer-SS".[4]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 296.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 427.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 391, 503.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 688.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
  6. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 42.
  7. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 46.

Bibliography

  • Berger, Florian (1999). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-0-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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>
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS. Coburg, Germany: Nation Europa Verlag. ISBN 978-3-920677-43-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 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>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
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Commander of 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
January 1944 – 15 March 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock