Taking Stock #3
Heinrich Schüler (17 December 1903 – 12 January 1945) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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 Schüler was killed on 12 January 1945 near Weichselbogen, Poland, during the Vistula0Order Offensive.
Awards and decorations
Iron Cross (1939)
2nd Class (22 December 1939)
1st Class (25 June 1941)
Wound Badge (1939)
Infantry Assault Badge in Silver
Eastern Front Medal (1 September 1942)
German Cross in Gold (28 February 1942)
Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross
Knight’s Cross on 18 September 1942 as Hauptmann der Reserve and commander
218th Oak Leaves on 15 March 1943 as Hauptmann der Reserve and commander
This Knight’s Cross will be sold framed and displayed with the original certificate – Signed By Adolf Hitler.