PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Schmidt, Leonhard (WL-Fallschirmjäger)
Date of birth: December 9th, 1916 (Weißenstadt/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:  August 12th, 2006 (Marktredwitz/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: 3. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1
Awarded on: June 24th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Bataillons Führer II. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4
Awarded on: April 30th, 1945
Details: Awarded in Italy by General der Fallschirmtruppe Heidrich. Formally Heidrich was not entitled to do the awarding himself. It is unknown if the awarding was formally completed.
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - wolfgang Eckert
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Ritterkreuz Archiv IV/2008, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Dezember 2008, ISSN 1866-4709
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