Hans Schlemmer

Johann Schlemmer (18 January 1893 – 26 June 1973) was a German general during World War II who commanded the LXXV Army Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Schlemmer surrendered to Allied troops in Italy in 1945.

Johann Schlemmer
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Born18 January 1893
Died26 June 1973(1973-06-26) (aged 80)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchArmy (Wehrmacht)
RankGeneral der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held134th Infantry Division
LXXV Army Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Life and careerEdit

Johann Schlemmer was born in Nesselwang in Bavaria on 18 January 1893. Joining the German Army in 1913, he served in World War I as a lieutenant in the Bavarian Artillery. He remained in the army after 1918. At the outbreak of World War II he commanded first a battalion, then a regiment, of mountain artillery, before being promoted to general officer rank,[1] commanding the 134th Infantry Division.[2]

He ended the war as a General of Mountain Troops,[1] commanding the LXXV Army Corps in Italy. He surrendered to Allied troops in Italy in 1945.

Awards and decorationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Citations

  1. ^ a b Lucas 1980, p. 217.
  2. ^ a b Fellgiebel 2000, p. 307.
  3. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 260.
  4. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 408.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.

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 [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Lucas, James (1980). Alpine Elite: German Mountain Troops of World War II. Jane's Publishing. ISBN 0531037134.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Conrad von Cochenhausen
Commander of 134. Infanterie-Division
12 December 1941 – February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Bader
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Anton Dostler
Commander of LXXV Army Corps
2 July 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none