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Heinrich Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff

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Years of service  1924–44
Name  Heinrich-Walter von
Commands held  111.Panzer-Brigade
Service/branch  German Army
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Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Rank  Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Battles/wars  Second World War Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Siege of Leningrad Battle of Moscow Battles of Rzhev Battle of Kursk Battle of Smolensk (1943) Operation Overlord Lorraine Campaign †
Died  September 12, 1944, Chateau-Salins, France
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich-Walter Wilhelm Ernst Wiwigens Konrad Bronsart von Schellendorff (21 September 1906 – 12 September 1944) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. 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. Heinrich-Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff was killed on 12 September 1944 near Chateau-Salins, France. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (11 May 1940)
  • 1st Class (21 June 1940)
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • General Assault Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • German Cross in Gold on 24 May 1942 as Major in Krad-Schutzen Bataillon 36
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 10 September 1943 as Oberst and commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13
  • 394th Oak Leaves on 12 February 1944 as Oberst and commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 13
  • References

    Heinrich-Walter Bronsart von Schellendorff Wikipedia


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